50 year anniversary of “The Demise of the SS Corfu Island”

LIGHTNING RELEASES (12/26/2013) – Wattle Publishing has published “The Demise of the SS Corfu Island” by Frixos Elia Sekkides. December 2013 marks the 50 year anniversary of when the SS Corfu Island ran aground off the coast of the Magdalen Islands. Anastasia Cavouras, Publisher of Wattle Publishing said: “We are delighted to have published this book as it depicts the personal account of one of the last remaining survivors and his colorful experiences as a mercantile sailor during the 1960’s.”

Sekkides was born in Cyprus and graduated from the Kyrenia Greek College. He studied Radio and Radar at Norwood Technical College, London. After spending fifteen years at sea, he retired and now resides in London. Sekkides said: “Finally, when I was safe in the dory … I glanced back at the SS Corfu Island for the last time … She had been built in Canada and had ended up in Canada to finally shed her crew safely on the shores of the Magdalen Islands: like the salmon that spent years in the open oceans, returning from their long and arduous journey against strong currents and myriads of other dangers to their natal stream, primarily to spawn and … to die”

As journalist George Gaudet says in his foreword: “the story is the story of the past without compromise, as open as the author, generous and as truthful as his faithful and prodigious memory”.

“The Demise of the SS Corfu Island” by Frixos Sekkides is available in paperback and eBook format from leading stockists.

For further details: www.wattlepublishing.com

For all inquiries please contact Emma Taylor at publicity@wattlepublishing.com

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