Mistress and Commander
High jinks, high seas and Highlanders
Weary of her Yorkshire county life of grouse moors and hunt balls, Amelia Dalton threw herself instead into converting a deep sea trawler into a holiday cruiser. Unprepared by her background, she had to deal with the closed community of fishermen in NE Scotland in the ‘90s, negotiate red tape, oversee shipyards and deal with engineers, while coping with demanding shareholders and wayward employees. What began as a love affair with the romance of the sea became a battle to stay afloat – financially and literally. This is a lively account of an adventure like no other – and a voyage of self-discovery.
‘Mistress and Commander is exuberant, heart-warming and inspiring, a captivating read.’
-Lee Durrell, Honorary Director, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust