17 An Incident on the Gosport Ferry – Book launch by the very ferry!

17 An Incident on the Gosport Ferry – Book launch by the very ferry!


Gosport Ferry Pontoon, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EP

Meet the author, David Gary, of this hot off the press new novel with a Gosport theme. Appropriately placed on the Gosport Ferry Pontoon, David will be happy to chat about his book and sign copies.

It all started when the vicar’s cheap sherry – liberally dispensed after the service – went to their heads. Their little group discovered they were angry and frustrated about so many aspects of their everyday lives as pensioners. What they needed was an outlet for all these frustrations before they boiled over. As they gazed at the Gosport Ferry the idea came to them for a protest that would really make people sit up and take notice. Hardy was happy to take the lead: it was just what he needed to show Joyce, his domineering wife, that he wasn’t ready to be written off just yet. But even simple plans have a way of tying themselves up in knots …

Duration approx. 15 minutes


Live events from 14 September have been cancelled due to new Covid-19 rules
Saturday 19 September: 1100 – 1400


No booking required




There are several car parks close by, all with some Blue Badge Spaces. Toilets, including accessible toilets, are available by the bus station.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will be subject to local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Hand sanitiser will be available and social distancing required. Please bring and wear your own face covering. Please do not attend the event if you feel unwell or have been in any contact with anyone who has displayed Coronavirus symptoms.


The publisher, Chaplin Books, is an independent and local publishing house specialising in books on social history and film.



Through the Falkland Gardens, then follow the ramp down to the Ferry pontoon.



David Gary

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