C.Walter Hodges The Overland Launch

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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.

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About the Author:

CyrilWalter 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.

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