Readers of The Secret of the Gorge may be interested in a new book by Mark O’Hanlon. Although not specifically about Malcolm Saville, Downton Postcards brings to life Downton Gorge where Malcolm Saville’s eleventh Lone Pine adventure was set.
Downton is located on the Herefordshire / Shropshire border, not far from the historic market town of Ludlow. This book assembles for the first time 30 incredibly rare images of Downton, through deltiology – the study and collection of vintage postcards. Accompanied by period descriptions of the landscape, prose that brings the area to life, together they allow a moment in time to be glimpsed: when Victorian and Edwardian visitors were thrilled by the magnificent scenery of Downton Gorge and the famous ‘Downton Walks’.
Downton Postcards is much more than a simple treatise on postcard production and will be of interest to all those who share a passion for local history and for the wider countryside. It is fully illustrated in colour and B&W throughout (including a full-colour centre-page map).
As a niche local history publication, this book will only have a short print-run and so early ordering is highly recommended! It will be published on 28 October, at a price of £9.99, and copies can be reserved at: www.downtonpostcards.co.uk