The Burns and Laird Family Interests in the Formation of Coast Lines

** December book of the Month ** By Nick Robins and Malcolm McRonald

The book is lavishly illustrated with some excellent old photos and engravings, and an appendix gives a potted history of some 200 ships that operated in the fleets of both companies.


The book is the third part of a trilogy tracing the evolution of Coast Lines – a company which dominated British coastal trades for much of the 20th century – and the authors have clearly done a sound job in researching the subject, providing excellent historical and industrial context to the rise and fall of the Burns and Laird companies.