Grace Darling - Heroine of the Farne Islands
by Christine Bell
illustrated by Ruth Bayley
Northumberland born heroine, Grace Darling, died 160 years ago but her brave exploits made such a national impact that today she features on the national curriculum for schools where her story is passed on to successive generations.
On the morning of 7th September 1838, twenty-two year old Grace Darling became a Victorian megastar when she rowed with her father in heavy seas to the rescue of the survivors of the SS Forfarshire that had been broken in two on the nearbye Farne Islands. Following the rescue, Grace achieved the celebrity status of a modern day superstar. The Grace Darling story is included in Key stage 1 and key stage 2 in the national curriculum and, with this in mind, a new children's book, written by Christine Bell and beautifully illustrated by Ruth Bayley, has just been published by Darling Books.
Author Christine Bell, currently lives in Bamburgh where she is honorary curator of the Grace Darling Museum. For many years she worked in senior positions in primary schools in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Humberside. Illustrator Ruth Bayley, worked for many years with an international advertising agency before retiring to Bamburgh where many examples of her work can be seen. Ruth now works on the West coast of Scotland.
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Cover Design by Ruth
Published by Darling Books - ISBN 0-9546851-0-5
Reproduced by kind permission of Christine Bell.
Updated: December 2013