Congratulations to Liz Rushen for the publication of John Marshall: shipowner, Lloyd’s reformer and emigration agent (Anchor Books Australia, 2020). The work is a biography of one of the most active British emigration agents of the nineteenth-century: John Marshall. A merchant-adventurer and superb logistician, Marshall established Britain’s first emigration depot at Plymouth. His work also impacts the world today through Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. This book has relevance to studies on safety at sea, philanthropy, agitation for reform, shipowning, shipbroking, trading and emigration.