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The new RMS Queen Mary book is now available!

Posted November 2023

I am very pleased and excited to say my new book about Queen Mary has just been released by Seaforth (Pen and Sword Publishing) and I am delighted with the outcome. I’ve already had lots of lovely comments concerning the specially commissioned artwork for the cover – artist Bradley Hutchings has done a fantastic job! The book can be purchased at various stores and direct from PandS here: PURCHASE

And if you would like to see some of the content along with other Queen Mary items why not pop along to my Instagram page?  See you there!

New major maritime project on its way…

Posted July 2023

I’ve been a bit quiet concerning blogs and ongoing projects of late, but there’s plenty happening. For the last 12 months or so I’ve been working on a major new maritime project. More news to follow shortly. Meanwhile I’ve just created a new page on Facebook: David Ellery, Author, full details, updates and loads of other stuff will appear regularly – it will be great to see you there!

Lynx XZ179 Film Complete!

Published May 2023

We’ve finished filming and editing a new documentary detailing the restoration of Lynx Helicopter XZ179. The broadcast quality film can be bought on DVD and will be available to watch on-demand. For the latest and full details visit Viewpoint

The Last Maiden Voyager?
Heather Beagley

Published 16 December 2021

I’ve just had the great pleasure of presenting Heather Beagley with a copy of my new RMS Queen Mary book. Now just a few weeks off her 100th birthday, Heather travelled aboard the ship on the maiden voyage in 1936. Heather is believed to be the last living passenger to have made the round trip to New York. I first met this lovely lady when I interviewed her at Southampton Docks for a BBC film about Queen Mary, back in 2006! My absolute privilege!

It’s here!! It’s book publishing day!!

Published 11 November 2021

RMS Queen Mary, by David Ellery, published by 

It’s Launch Day!! Very pleased and excited to say Bloomsbury have launched the new, updated version of my book RMS Queen Mary – 101 Questions & Answers. It details the rich history, present state and likely future of the last remaining 1930s superliner left anywhere in the world.  And a huge ‘thank you’ to Richard Hatch who invited me on his Breakfast Show at BFBS this morning @bfbsradio

(Available in book shops and from Bloomsbury by clicking HERE)

A new and updated version of Queen Mary – 101 Questions & Answers – on its way!

Published 08 October 2021

Very exciting landmark moment… earlier in the year Bloomsbury Publishing asked me to update one of my books about vintage liner RMS Queen Mary for republication and have kindly sent proofs. It’s at the printers as I type and will be launched on 11th November!! Queen Mary is in retirement at Long Beach, California and this year marks the 85th anniversary of her maiden voyage to New York in 1936. She’s the very last 1930s ‘superliner’ left anywhere in the world – a real privilege to be working on this project.

Swanage Pier is reopened by actor Timothy West…

Published 04 March 2019

After extensive renovation and the development of a new Visitor Centre, the beautiful Victorian pier at Swanage in Dorset has been reopened by actor Timothy West. Timothy West is also Patron of the National Piers Society; we recorded a brief interview on the day (03-04-2019)…

COLD WAR East Anglia – The Front Line:

Published 07 January 2019

Over the past weeks and months I’ve been working with the rest of the team to produce a new documentary film about the Cold War. So far some great interviewees and stunning locations. The more we film the more we realise how significant the film is going to be. Here’s our latest ‘occasional vlog update’…

Work on the new Cold War documentary film continues and we have been given privileged access to some fascinating former CW sites…