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ISBN: 9780861834082
AUTHOR: C. Walter Hodges
The Overland Launch
The Overland Launch
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This is a true story retold in fictional form. In January 1899 the Forest Hall, a three-masted fullrigged ship floundered in the Bristol Channel in the worst storms of a lifetime. The lifeboatmen were unable to put to sea at Lynmouth.Their only chance to save the crew of the Forest Hall was to tow their boat overland to Porlock, thirteen miles away…

Available again for the first time in decade, C.Walter Hodges’ classic book is a tale of human endeavour and bravery, of courage and determination in the face of ferocious weather, set against the background of Exmoor’s beautiful coastline, so placid in summertime but so terrifying in winter.

Cyril Walter Hodges was born in 1909. During the course of his career he illustrated more than a hundred books, writing several of them himself. A considerable Shakespearean scholar, Hodges won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Shakespeare’s Theatre in 1964, and Shakespearean staging was the subject of his last book, written when he was nearly 90. Nevertheless, his most successful novel was The Overland Launch, first published in 1970. C.Walter Hodges died in Devon in 2004.

Imprint: Exmoor Books. ISBN 978 086183 408 2, hardback, 210x148, 112 pages. New Edition February 2010.

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The Old Mineral LineThe Old Mineral Line - £5.99
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