Former journalist Robin Lloyd talks about new historical novel in Camden on Oct. 10

'Rough Passage to London' is based on the 19th century career of his real-life ancestor Captain Elisha Ely Morgan

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CAMDEN — On Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., author Robin Lloyd will give a talk on his new historical novel, "Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain's Tale," based on the career of his real-life ancestor Captain Elisha Ely Morgan. Lloyd's talk is part of the library's Discover History Month during October.

History comes to life in this suspenseful debut novel of nineteenth-century seafaring, imagined by a direct descendant of a legendary American skipper. Lloyd's research fills in the days of the packet ship era based on the career of his real-life ancestor Captain Elisha Ely Morgan, who plied the New York-Liverpool-London route. "Rough Passage to London" is Lloyd's first novel, and it is already attracting great praise and attention.

Robin Lloyd's early years were spent on the island of St. Croix where his parents owned a dairy farm and milk plant, and as a boy, he grew up sailing in the Caribbean. Lloyd was a foreign correspondent for NBC News for many years where he reported mostly from Latin America and Africa; he also covered the White House during the Reagan and Bush administrations. Lloyd has created and produced news programs with foreign networks as well as documentaries and segments for domestic stations, including Maryland Public Television. Among his prestigious awards are four Emmys from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay region and an Overseas Press Award. He lives in Chevy Chase, Md.

Books will be available at the talk, provided by Sherman's Books of Camden. History Month is supported in part thanks to the Camden National Bank.

For more information, contact the Camden Public Library at 236-3440.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Camden Public Library
Contact Phone: 
(207) 236-3440