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The Lively Poll A Tale of the North Sea

By: R. M. Ballantyne
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Lively Poll: A Tale of the North Sea" by R. M. Ballantyne is a captivating maritime adventure novel that immerses readers in the perilous world of sea voyages and shipwrecks. Set against the backdrop of the tempestuous North Sea, this thrilling tale follows the journey of sailors navigating treacherous waters and facing the ultimate test of survival. As the crew of the Lively Poll battles fierce storms and unforgiving seas, themes of courage, resilience, and friendship emerge, depicting the true essence of the sailor's life. Ballantyne's vivid portrayal of coastal communities adds depth to the narrative, providing a glimpse into the unique challenges and camaraderie of life at sea. Amidst the backdrop of exploration, the characters of "The Lively Poll" embark on a journey of self-discovery, where bravery and determination are essential for survival. Through moments of triumph and tragedy, the bonds of friendship are forged, highlighting the indomitable spirit of the human soul. With its thrilling plot and richly drawn characters, "The Lively Poll" stands as a timeless classic of maritime fiction, capturing the imagination of readers with its tales of adventure and exploration on the high seas.

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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: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 90 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363055450
  • ISBN-13: 9789363055452
  • Item Weight: 117g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.42mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General