Peter Padfield

Peter Padfield lives in Woodbridge, Suffolk. He worked with P&O and sailed with Alan Villiers in Maflower II in commemoration of the journey of the Pilgrim Fathers. The Titanic and The Californian won him international recognition as a writer. He is also the author of classic biographies of Hess, Donitz and Himmler and has written widely on the sea, including a work on naval gunnery.