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    DescriptionPeter Jefferson presented the Shipping Forecast for over 40 years, and his familiar voice continues to be heard reading quotations on Radio 4's "Quote/Unquote". This book is both an affectionate memoir and an account of the science behind the forecast: Peter explains how it came about, who collects all the information and what it's like to read this bulletin. Even though the information in the forecast is now readily available in many formats, the Shipping Forecast is something of a must listenA" for fans gathered over the decades. For reasons not quite understood, it has become a much-loved part of the British cultural landscape with an avid following of listeners who find its poetry is the perfect cure for insomnia.

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    And Now the Shipping Forecast
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Jefferson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906860158
    ISBN 10: 1906860157

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: APW, BM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: G
    DC22: 941
    BISAC V2.8: NAT036000
    DC22: 791.44092
    BISAC V2.8: PER008010, TRA006000
    B&T Approval Code: A58503000, A19620000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS052000
    Abridged Dewey: 911
    Thema V1.0: DNC, ATL
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    UIT Cambridge
    Imprint name
    UIT Cambridge
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Peter Jefferson began his career with the BBC in 1964, and spent most of his time as a radio announcer and newsreader. This is how he came upon the Shipping Forecast, which he was to present for over 40 years. He retired in 2009, but he went on to become a freelance voiceA" working for Radio 4 and also Eastenders, Panorama, My Family, The Bill, Quote/Unquote and more.
    Review quote
    In 2009, The Guardian said of Peter Jefferson's long career reading the Shipping Forecast: 'For this daily dose of the beautiful to work, nothing is more important than the god who administers it. None has been more perfect in the last few years than Peter Jefferson, the voice of perfect modulation, the near-equal of the incomparable Charlotte Green, neither thin nor fruity, effortlessly clear, understanding that the beauty of the moment depends on restraint and the absence of any hint of doubt.'
    Table of contents
    1. Prologue 2. The Genesis of The Shipping Forecast 3. Name changing but not name calling 4. The Meteorological Office 5. The Lighter Side 6. Unexpected Outside Broadcast 7. Sailing By and sailing by the seat of your pants 8. A Tale of Shipping Area Turbulence Part 1 9. Shedding some light - on Lighthouses 10. Codes, Conventions and Traditions 11. A Tale of Shipping Area Turbulence Part 2 12. Greenwich Means More Than Time 13. A Life on the Ocean Wave