Queen Elizabeth 2: The Last Great Liner tells the story of the Cunard liner. It is a story of superlatives - QE2 has travelled further than any other ocean liner ever built, she can travel backwards faster than any other cruise ship afloat can travel forwards. Designed for a combination of the North Atlantic run and cruising, she has made an annual world cruise since the early 1970s. Sold to the Dubai Investment Corporation, she bowed out after 40 years afloat in November and sailed for Dubai to become a floating hotel and museum.
Janette McCutcheon was born in Scotland, and lived close to Clydebank, home of some of the most famous ships ever constructed, including three of Cunard's famous Queens. She has written seven books on maritime history and regularly sails the seven seas lecturing aboard cruise ships. She has appeared on BBC's The Scots at Sea and acted as consultant to Channel 4's Speed Machines and various Discovery Channel programmes on ocean liners. Janette has one of the largest collections of Cunard and White Star memorabilia in the UK, including postcards, photos, posters and items from on board White Star and Cunard ocean liners.