Friday, 13 July 2012

Centenary publications at Fairlynch

Two recently published books marking important local centenaries are now on sale at Fairlynch Museum's shop.

Copies of Antarctic expert Meredith Hooper's The Longest Winter sold out within months. A new stock has arrived in readiness for Budleigh Salterton's Literary Festival in September when the author will be one of the distinguished guest speakers.

 Antarctic author Meredith Hooper, left, with Fairlynch Museum Secretary Iris Cooper

The Longest Winter is the harrowing account of former Budleigh resident Murray Levick, the doctor with Scott of the Antarctic's Northern Party who survived the six-month polar winter in terrible conditions.  Internationally acclaimed for its depth of research and readability the book was published to coincide with the Scott 100 celebrations. 

Marking 100 years since the birth of East Devon author R.F. Delderfield, the centenary edition of Butterfly Moments by author Marion Lindsey-Noble appeared earlier this year and is also on sale at Fairlynch.

Following the success of Sidmouth's Delderfield Day Marion expressed her pleasure at the way in which local people, the Delderfield family and friends of the author had turned out in such numbers to remember him.

Meredith Hooper will be speaking about the background to her book on Friday 21 September 2012 at 11.00 am in Budleigh's Church on the Green.  The Box Office opens from 30 July.

For more details of Budleigh's Literary Festival click on 

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