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Bishop Rock Lighthouse

by Elisabeth Stanbrook

Bishop Rock lighthouse, exposed to the full force of the Atlantic Ocean, is at the very edge of the dramatic Western Rocks off the Isles of Scilly, and stands as a tribute to an amazing feat of Victorian engineering. This book tells of its construction and modifications from the 1840s onwards by a workforce of great skill and courage in often dangerous conditions, and of lighthouse keepers isolated in the tower, and the relief boatmen who provided a vital link with the shore.

The author draws extensively on original sources, revealing a wealth of information and images.

ISBN 978 0 906294 85 7. 64 pages, 81 illustrations. A5 Soft back. £6.50

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Reviews:

Elisabeth has almost imperceptibly repeated her former triumph ... the whole book feels fresh and invigorated.
The Lamp (Journal of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers)

Excellent value ... to the publisher's customary high standards.
Trevithick Society Newsletter

Reviews of Elisabeth Stanbrook's previous book on Bishop Rock:

This painstakingly researched book is hugely interesting. ... an attractive and well-written book, scholarly in its detail and human in its focus.
The Islander Spring 2009

A definitive work on this astonishing lighthouse it would tax anyone to better.
The Lamp (Journal of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers)


Also by Elisabeth Stanbrook in the same format:

Longships Lighthouse £6.50

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