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This is an auction for GRACE DARLING: VICTORIAN HEROINE by Hugh Cunningham.

Amazon.com review:

"In the early morning of 7 September 1838, Grace Darling, the daughter of the keeper of the Longstone Light on the Farne Isles, rowed with her father to rescue survivors from the wrecked steamer Forfarshire. Her heroism caused a sensation. She was asked to appear at a London theatre and an Edinburgh circus. Queen Victoria headed the subscription list for a fund to support her, and Wordsworth was one of many poets who sang her praises. Immediately a national heroine, Britain's Joan of Arc, her fame spread throughout the world. "Grace Darling: Victorian Heroine" tells the extraordinary story of how Grace became a celebrity, her name and image used to sell books, soap and chocolates; and of how, since her tragic early death in 1842, her deed and her fame have been kept alive into the 21st century."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

More here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Darling

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Professor of History at the University of Kent, and author of Leisure in the Industrial Revolution, c. 1780-1880, The Crisis of Imperialism, 1865-1915 and Gladstone and the Bulgarian Agitation, 1876.

Hardback 2007.

203 pages + illustrations.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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