Storm Ahead was the first title by Monica Edwards which GGBP published, in 2005. It has been out of print for years, and we are delighted to be reprinting it.
The book comes with a Preface by Monica’s daughter, Shelley, which has some lovely photographs, and an article on ’Monica Edwards: The Person, the Places and the Books’ by the late Joy Wotton, which also has wonderful photographs.
It was November when Lindsey went to stay with Tamzin, yet as they punted their way to Dunsford the heat was stifling and the air ominously still.
Then suddenly they were hit by tempestuous squalls which dropped back to brooding calm as unexpectedly as they began. Old Jim the ferryman was waiting for them at Dunsford, “We got a dirty lotter weather brewin’ up, or I ain’t never seen none,” he said and his prophecy was only too correct for by nightfall the worst gale for many, many years was sweeping across Romney Marsh. Its brutal force brought danger and disaster to the village, and Tamzin, Meryon and others found themselves battling ceaselessly in the work of rescue and salvage. On shore comfort and shelter had to be provided for those rendered homeless.
At sea, when a ship signalled distress the lifeboat had to be put out though it could only be tragically defeated by such formidable seas. And those at Tamzin’s home had their own personal share of anxiety when Lindsey had a terrifying encounter with a mad dog. Tamzin’s ride through the floods to fetch the doctor took as much courage as anything she had ever done, for in that she was alone, save for her gallant pony, Cascade.
Storm Ahead will be published in October 2021
(Added to website on 27 July 2021)