The marine and military historian, and prolific biographer Peter Padfield lived in Fish Street, Goldhanger in the 1960s while writing two of his earliest books The Titanic and the Californian and An Agony of Collisions. He later moved to Woodbridge in Suffolk where he still lives and writes. Since that time Peter has published well over thirty books.
Biographical details of Peter and a resume of all his books can be found at. . .
Here is a selection of book covers and jackets from Peter`s earlier books. . .
Peter is also an accomplished artist, and his sketch of the cottages in Fish Street close to where he lived was included in the Goldhanger Millennium Calendar produced in 1999. . .
Copies of four of Peter`s other local sketches are also held in the Goldhanger archives. . .
Many more of Peter`s sketches can be seen at. . . http://www.guypadfield.com/ppadfield/sketchbook.html
Peterís latest book published in Sept 2019 recalls his experiences on board Mayflower-II during the 1957 voyage...
it was shortly after that epic voyage that Peter moved to Goldhanger