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Inspiration from the island’s smuggling story for a children’s book


CHILDREN’S author-illustrator Elizabeth Morley drew on the Isle of Wight history of smuggling for her fourth book.

Suitable for readers aged seven to eleven, The Smugglers of Hog’s Head Bay is published by Feed A Read and is available for £ 8.49 from Amazon, Water stones and other online retailers.

Elizabeth researched and wrote much of her book while based in Brighstone, where she lives while on the island. The village appears in history as Bristlestone.

As with his previous books, the authors The latest adventure takes place in a parallel world populated by hedgehogs, but inspired by the world around us, and filled with its own charming color illustrations.

Once again, she deepened her research – weaving a compelling story of intrigue and danger inspired by true historical events of the 1770s and basing many of her illustrations on original 18th century prints and paintings. from the island.

The story takes the reader from Brambling Harbor (Brading Harbor) to Hog’s Head Bay (Freshwater Bay).

The action here centers on the Hog’s Head Inn, based on a real smugglers pub, the Mermaid, which once stood on the site of the Albion Hotel.

The climax of the story involves an exciting sea hunt off the Needles.

In addition to online retailers, The Smugglers of Hog’s Head Bay can be purchased by emailing the author at [email protected]

Elizabeth has already published three children’s books in the same series.