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Pietro Corsi isthe author of the Bressani Literary Award novel "e;Winter in Montreal"e;(Guernica, Toronto-New York-Lancaster/UK, 2000). In this new book he reminiscesabout his adventures in the world of movies while living in Rome, and in theworld of Canadian immigration while working in Montreal as a newspaperman. An all-togetherdifferent and unknown world was awaiting him. It had the sweet, salty smell ofthe sea: ships and cruises, first to the Mexican Riviera, then all over theworld. He relates the pioneering days of the cruise industry, and the birth ofthe TV serial "e;The love boat"e;, born after the publication of the bookby the same title written by Jeraldine Saunders, who had been a hostess on theships under his supervision. He retired fromthe cruise industry in 1992, having covered the position of Executive VP forPrincess Cruises, to get back to writing.