"The Floating Light Of The Goodwin Sands"

By: R.M. Ballantyne
Published By: Double9 Books
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Set in the 19th century, the story unfolds in the perilous waters of the English Channel, specifically focusing on the treacherous Goodwin Sands—a notorious sandbank known for its shipwrecks. The narrative follows the experiences of three young protagonists: Jack, his cousin Oliver, and their friend Peter. These brave individuals find themselves aboard the floating light, a crucial beacon that warns passing ships of the treacherous sands. As they face storms, rescues, and encounters with smugglers, the characters demonstrate courage, quick thinking, and unwavering determination. Ballantyne's vivid descriptions and nautical knowledge bring the maritime world to life, immersing readers in the perils and challenges faced by sailors of the time. The novel also delves into themes of friendship, loyalty, and the importance of duty. The book provides an exciting glimpse into the dangers and heroism associated with life at sea, appealing to readers of all ages who appreciate thrilling adventures and maritime history.

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R.M. Ballantyne

R. M. Ballantyne was a Scottish writer of young adult literature who produced more than a hundred books between 24 April 1825 and 8 February 1894. He was also a skilled artist; some of his watercolors were on display at the Royal Scottish Academy. The ninth of ten children and youngest son of Alexander Thomson Ballantyne (1776-1847) and his wife Anne, Ballantyne was born in Edinburgh on April 24, 1825. (1786-1855). Robert's uncle James Ballantyne (1772-1833) was Sir Walter Scott's printer, and Alexander worked as a newspaper editor and printer in the family business "Ballantyne & Co" based at Paul's Works on the Canongate. The family is documented to have resided at 20 Fettes Row in Edinburgh's northern New Town in 1832-1833. The Ballantyne printing company collapsed the next year with debts of £130,000 as a result of a UK-wide banking crisis, which caused a decrease in the family's finances. Ballantyne moved to Canada at the age of 16 and worked for the Hudson's Bay Company for five years. He traveled by canoe and sleigh to the regions that are now the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec to trade with the local First Nations and Native Americans for furs; these experiences served as the inspiration for his book The Young Fur Traders.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 220 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358595914
  • ISBN-13: 9789358595918
  • Item Weight: 264g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.3 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure,Fiction / Fantasy / General,Fiction / Fantasy / Historical