Scoop! Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour has been found, they think.
And distinguished author Peter Moore is coming to speak about his latest book Endeavour at the Literary Lunch on 12 October 12 noon at The Bridge Hotel Walshford.
We are delighted that Peter Moore, author of the recently-published Sunday Times Bestseller Endeavour has stepped in as our main speaker at the Literary Lunch, as Imogen Hermes Gowar is indisposed and unable to travel.
Endeavour is one of the most famous ships in history. It was built in Whitby, as captained by James Cook on his first great voyage 250 years ago, he visited the Pacific islands unknown to European geographers, charted New Zealand for the first time and landed on the eastern coast of Australia at Botany Bay, the first European to do so. Peter Moore brings this to life through his book.
Endeavour was scuttled in 1778 off Newport, Rhode Island when it was used as a troop ship (renamed ‘Lord Sandwich’) during the American War of Independence and now marine archeologists think they have found it at the bottom of the ocean. What will be its future? Meanwhile Whitby hosts a replica of the ship but join us at The Bridge Walshford, north of Wetherby for a fascinating luncheon hearing firsthand from Peter Moore the author of this best selling book – which he will be available to sign for you.
Peter Moore’s fascination with the ship’s involvement with so many significant events has led him to an intriguing insight into this great age of discovery. He joins Ed Kluz whose book on reimagining the lost great houses of Britain is also fascinating.
Literary Lunch – 12 October, 12 noon The Bridge Hotel, Walshford.
‘An absolute joy from start to finish, and surely my history book of the year.’ – The Sunday Times
‘Fascinating’ – Michael Palin