Book Signing With Amelia Dalton
Tresco Abbey Garden welcomes author and Tresco regular Amelia Dalton whose book, Mistress and Commander, has been described as "exuberant, heart-warming and inspiring, a captivating read."<br />
Master and Commander is the true story of how Amelia fell out love with her safe, predictable county life of grouse moors, hunt balls and starchy Yorkshire society and was thrown into a world of suspicious chauvinistic fishermen after the unexpected death of her second son.
It began as a love affair with the sea, a roguish sea dog, uninhabited islands and a boat, unexpectedly becoming a battle to pay back loans and appease shareholders whilst running the ship’s engines. Amelia had to charm her way through bureaucratic red tape, overseeing shipyards, engineers and industrial tribunals whilst escaping the lascivious desires of her irascible crew.
Mistress and Commander is a story of characters: the character of the boat, her skippers, surveyors, repairers, passengers, engineers, rivals, marine officials and owner. All of them men. Except the owner, Amelia Dalton. She was the men's employer, competitor, boss, client, hostess and pupil.
Join us for the book signing at the Tresco Abbey Garden Visitor Centre on Tuesday 11th July from 11:30am.
As the light begins to soften and autumn winds wrap around us, so our final show of the year reflects another aspect of Scilly with muted tones, cobalt seas, empty beaches and the soft whisper of marram grass whipping in the breeze.Anna Parkes, manager