The Floating Light Of The Goodwin SandsBy:
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About the Book
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.