This Desired Place: The Isles of Shoals

While on my Genealogical Expedition to Portsmouth I have arranged to meet with Julia Older who is the Author of a new book This Desired Place: The Isles of Shoals. The book, although a piece of fiction, features Phillip & Mary Babb and their 5 boys. I am only half way through the book at this point, but am intrigued by the vivid, but not always flattering, portrayal of the Babb family. She brings their personalities to life in a way no other work has done. The facts of their lives are intricately woven into the storyline and I was surprised at the level of facts contained in the story. I count this as the second most important book every written about the Babbs and everyone should have it in their collection. It is available on at this link:­m/This-Desired-Place-­Isles-Shoals/dp/09741­48822/ref=sr_1_1?ie=U­TF8&s=books&qid=12705­93138&sr=1-1 6 more days till I leave!


Repost: Originally posted on Apr 6, 10

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