Lloyd wraps Summer Literary Series

Jul 17, 2018
Robin Lloyd

Martinsville — Renowned former NBC war correspondent Robin Lloyd will cap Jackson Memorial Library’s 2018 Summer Literary Series Tuesday, July 24, at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131. The free event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m.

Lloyd will present his latest work of fiction, “Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana,” set in 1863 during America’s Civil War. Protagonist Everett Townsend is forced to work for a war profiteer and bring his blockade-runner schooner into Cuba’s Havana harbor. Heavily researched, Lloyd’s novel brings a new aspect to the American Civil War and the slave trade in the Americas, weaving action and intrigue throughout.

Lloyd spent much of his early life in St. Croix on his parents’ farm and sailing the Caribbean. As a foreign correspondent, he reported extensively on events in Latin America and Africa; and also covered the White House during the Reagan and Bush administrations. Having received four Emmys for documentaries, he has now turned to writing historical fiction. His previous novel, “Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale,” based on the life of Lloyd’s ancestral seafaring captain, received enormous critical acclaim.

For more information, contact the library at 372-8961 or visit jacksonmemoriallibrary.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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