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Mistress & Commander: the book

Posted on: December 17th, 2016 by Amelia Dalton

cover-with-quote  One woman’s tale of high jinks, high seas and highlanders.

This 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.

“My encounters with Amelia Dalton have been mostly on the high seas near places like Madagascar, Borneo and Venezuela, where she has proven time and again her ingenuity, resilience and courage.  Now I know how this mix of attributes came to reside in one extraordinary person.  Mistress and Commander is exuberant, heart-warming and inspiring, a captivating read.”         Lee Durrell

“Imagine A Year in Provence with the cast of Para Handy; add a touch of James Herriot, and you’ll get the drift of Mistress and Commander. Imagine Freya Stark, or some other dauntless female, taking on the alpha male communities of maritime Scotland and you’ll have the measure of Amelia Dalton.”          Peter Hughes, travel writer.

LAUNCHED @ HATCHARDS, Piccadilly;  Wednesday 17th May 2017; & now being REPRINTED amelia@ameliadaltontravel.co.uk