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Nor Shall My Sword.

Aldreg Welles

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ISBN 10: 1456770322 / ISBN 13: 9781456770327
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Paperback. 672 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.0in. x 1.7in.This fascinating and compelling novel about the life story of Sir Alexander Ismay Strang, managing director and vice-chairman of Walbank Holdings, and of his friend Quentin Andrew Taylor the eventual Archbishop of Lancaster, takes the reader from the Prologue where Commander Robert Strang RNR goes down with his destroyer after sinking a German U-Boat in July 1942, to Chapter One where in 1955 his orphaned son Alexander Strang begins his engineering apprentice ship. The reader is taken through the early development of Stuart Walbank and Strang a division of the now Walbank Holdings. This brilliant portrayal of an Englishman a champion of British Industry, brings to the reader a fascinating account Of engineers designing and installing mineral processing plants, locomotives and railway systems, surface and underground mining equipment, petro-chemical plants and textiles. It also takes the reader into the world of industrial strife and sabotage in the 1960s and 70s and into the 1990s, of doing business in Australia and South Africa during the turbulent years of Apartheid. It is also a passionate love story of his marriage to his sensuous Scottish wife Agnes and how together they develop an international antique business and a mining museum. A strong stand against Britains closer ties with Europe brings Sir Alexander Strang into conflict with the pro-Europeans in Whitehall and the country. In 1991 after a battle with terminal cancer Sir Alexander Strang is buried in the graveyard of Christ Church Burton Park. The choir sing Mozarts Ave Verum one of Sir Alexanders favourite anthems. The eulogy is delivered by the Archbishop of Lancaster the Rev Dr Quentin Andrew Taylor. The Archbishop falters in his speech as he recalls his early days in this church with his friend and ex-fellow chorister. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781456770327

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This fascinating and compelling novel about the life story of Sir Alexander Ismay Strang, managing director and vice-chairman of Walbank Holdings, and of his friend Jervis Andrew Taylor the eventual Archbishop of Lancaster, takes the reader from the Prologue where Commander Robert Strang RNR goes down with his destroyer after sinking a German U-Boat in July 1942, to Chapter One where in 1955 his orphaned son Alexander Strang begins his engineering apprentice ship.

The reader is taken through the early development of Stuart Walbank and Strang a division of the now Walbank Holdings. This brilliant portrayal of an Englishman a champion of British Industry, brings to the reader a fascinating account Of engineers designing and installing mineral processing plants, locomotives and railway systems, surface and underground mining equipment, petro-chemical plants and textiles. It also takes the reader into the world of industrial strife and sabotage in the 1960's and `70's and into the 1990's, of doing business in Australia and South Africa during the turbulent years of Apartheid.

It is also a passionate love story of his marriage to his sensuous Scottish wife Agnes and how together they develop an international antique business and a mining museum.

A strong stand against Britain's closer ties with Europe brings Sir Alexander Strang into conflict with the pro-Europeans in Whitehall and the country.

In 1991 after a battle with terminal cancer Sir Alexander Strang is buried in the graveyard of Christ Church Burton Park. The choir sing Mozart's "Ave Verum", one of Sir Alexander's favourite anthems.

The eulogy is delivered by the Archbishop of Lancaster the Rev Dr Jervis Andrew Taylor. The Archbishop falters in his speech as he recalls his early days in this church with his friend and ex-fellow chorister.

About the Author: Aldreg Welles (pronounced Wells) has a background in engineering and industry at boardroom level and is more than qualified to write about doing business in Britain, Europe and Australasia After serving an engineering apprenticeship with British Railways he went to sea as a marine engineer. In 1970 he married his wife Barbara; they have been married for forty years, and together emigrated to Australia. During the 27 years spent in Australia, Aldreg Welles worked as a senior Marketing executive with British, Australian and American Companies dealing with the international Mining and Petro-Chemical industries. In 1997 he and his wife returned to live in Britain. They have two daughters, one in Australia and one in Chicago and they have three grandchildren. A keen chorister, the writer also enjoys reading, watching rugby union, cricket and studying naval and maritime history. "Nor shall my sword" is the writers first novel with two more planned during the next twelve months

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Title: Nor Shall My Sword.

Publisher: Authorhouse

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