David Ransom was born in Brighton, UK. He served an apprenticeship as a compositor in the days of hot metal printing, before moving on to Apple computers and magazine design.
He has always had a fascination with history and has a varied collection of miscellaneous items related to Pitcairn Island, the New Zealand Shipping Company, and the history of photography. Occasionally some of these areas come together, and it is as a result of these fortunate links that he aims to produce books for the Kindle.
His latest Kindle publication is a specialised catalogue of the fifty year old postcards produced of the replica ship Bounty, built for the MGM film ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’.
A Wordpress Blog, managed by David Ransom, features New Zealand Shipping Company passenger lists, as well as related ephemera, photographs and collectables. The Blog has been set up to raise money for Cancer Research by voluntary contributions: nzsc.wordpress.com
He is currently editor of ‘The Bounty’, magazine of the Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands Society - www.pitcairnandnorfolkislandssociety.co.uk - and has previously edited ‘SERIAC News’, the magazine of the South East Region of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers.
He has produced a Blog which accompanies his Kindle book 'Zeppelin Letters: London during the First World War' - thefirstblitz.wordpress.com.
Other interests include the history of photography - timetravelphotography.blogspot.co.uk; Robotics - newrobotclub.co.uk; and family history research.