Gozo Live to host the launch of two books by Daniel Nolan

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Gozo Live to host the launch of two books by Daniel NolanGozo Live is hosting another book launch, this time for two books by Gozo Live member, Daniel Nolan.

‘The Book of Tephi’ was originally written by John Goodchild over a 100 years ago. Daniel Nolan has transcribed, edited and annotated it.

The book tells the tales of a Hebrew princess, who accompanied by the prophet Jeremiah, made her way to Ireland after the fall of Jerusalem in around 583 BC. She stopped at Gibraltar on the way and eventually became queen of both Gibraltar and Ireland.

The book is based on various ancient Irish manuscripts and provides a fascinating alternative history.

This book adds to the growing mass of information telling us that European countries and islands of the Mediterranean were visited by ancient civilisations going back several thousand years.

The second book, ‘Clippers’ tells the history of these ships, and is filled with anecdotes and thrilling dramas. For those who are not nautically minded, a clipper was a very fast sailing ship dating from the middle of the 19th century. They were fast, yacht like vessels, with three masts and a square rig. This bumper book is filled with illustrations and is a must for sailing enthusiasts.

Daniel Nolan is a physician who comes from Ireland but for the last forty years lived in Oxford where he was a Consultant Radiologist and Head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the John Radcliffe Hospital and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford.

He has numerous of medical publications to his name and has lectured widely on his areas of expertise. Since retiring his research and writing has been about sailing ships and the sea and into that neglected area of history: Pre-Christian Ireland.

The launch is taking place at the Cittadella, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 18th of June, starting at 7.00pm. There is no charge and all members of the public are cordially invited to attend.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please contact gozolive2018@gmail.com for further information.

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