Making Waves

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A dramatized account of some of the many adventures Kenneth experienced as ship's stylist catering to the rich and famous aboard a series of luxury liners, and an amazing banana boat plying the West Indies during the mid 50s. Some of his experiences were ashore in many of the countries he visited and often was afforded the gracious hospitality of disembarked passengers. One particular highlight was as a guest in the rambling beautiful estate of his hero, Errol Flynn, that nestled in what must be the world's most ...
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Overview

A dramatized account of some of the many adventures Kenneth experienced as ship's stylist catering to the rich and famous aboard a series of luxury liners, and an amazing banana boat plying the West Indies during the mid 50s. Some of his experiences were ashore in many of the countries he visited and often was afforded the gracious hospitality of disembarked passengers. One particular highlight was as a guest in the rambling beautiful estate of his hero, Errol Flynn, that nestled in what must be the world's most beautiful bay close to the banana plantations of Jamaica.
From the elegant beauty of Monte Carlo and Nice to the exotic delights of Rio, Hong Kong and the Philippines to the magical Isle of Capri. Most of the time it was was wonderful fun - but sometimes -dangerous.
However, in order to protect the guilty from those who might have thought they were purely innocent, he has fashioned these adventures into a novel that is as enjoyable for the readers as it was for them all while it was happening.
Our hero Paul Barrington, with equal parts lust and wanderlust and seeing himself as a "latter day Marco Polo" armed not with a sword but with a comb and shears sets off on a hilarious odyssey to many of the most exotic, and some less exotic, ports-of-call around the world styling the rich and famous. Enjoy tales of a stowaway prostitute, a struggle with a 14' shark, tidal waves, a kidnapping attempt and bereaved widows who are oh, so willing... and an offshore encounter with Maori natives... embarrassing moments in a Japanese bath house when it wasn't just Paul's temperature that was rising.
Paul eventually breaks the cardinal rule and falls in love with a lovely fellow crew member, Joanna Carroll, which leads to severe complications as they conduct a torrid clandestine affair.

Reviews:
"It kept me awake all night - in stitches."
Martha Tonsing - KICU TV

"I found Making Waves intertaining and fun...
Norman Bloomfield - Hairdressers' Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941503280
  • Publisher: Signature Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Celebrity stylist Kenneth, a consultant for major airlines, beauty companies and TV producers, developed an international salon chain. He pioneered video education cosmetology around the world.
After completing his education in London and Paris followed by a stint of duty in the Royal Air Force, he satisfied his yearning to travel the oceans of the world by working aboard a series of ships. For five years he sailed a quarter of a million miles aboard luxury liners, mail ships and a banana boat with many adventures visiting many of the world's exotic and some interesting but less savory ports-of-call.
Later his creativity artistry for Air France earned him an invitation to the elaborate pre-flight festivities and a priceless seat on the inaugural flight of the supersonic Concorde.
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