Beyond The Horizon – Jack Close Memoirs – Book Release

Jack Close, born in Kingston upon Hull in 1925 has published his memoirs documenting his unique life during the worst periods of the blitz and his Royal Navy career. The story charts his adventures in the 1944 invasion and his journey through the South Pacific.

Cottingham resident Jack Close has written a book of recollections under the title of ‘Beyond the Horizon’.

As a GPO Messenger, Jack Close cycled around Hull delivering telegrams during the worst periods of the blitz and was himself bombed out in 1941.

He studied at the local Technical College in Hull, qualified as a Wireless Operator and joined the H. M. Rescue Tugs in 1943, taking part in the invasion in 1944.

After demobilisation, he sailed on trawlers from both Hull and Grimsby, before spending a number of years on tramp steamers and tankers.

He marries his wife Eileen in 1955, leaving the sea to live in the South Pacific.

The book is available through Waterstones, Browns in Hull and Barkers, Hallgate, Cottingham. The ISBN is 0-9550237 – 8 – 5.

The book is priced at £12.99 and is published by Riverhead Publishing.

Publisher: RIVERHEAD PUBLISHING (30 July 2010)
ISBN-10: 0955023785
ISBN-13: 978-0955023781