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Tales From the Clock Tower

F. J. Beerling

Book Overview: 

“Tales from the Clock Tower” is a children’s story based on the history of Herne Bay Clock Tower, which is the oldest known free standing clock tower in the world. The purpose of the book is to give some basic facts about the clock tower, presented in an entertaining way by fictional characters that will engage children, and hopefully, simulate their imaginations and interest in the clock tower.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .The first pier was built in 1831,

It was made of wood but came undone.

So they built a new pier in 1873,

But made it too short to stand in the sea.”

“Pier number three soon needed a plaster:

Completed in 1899 but ended in disaster,

Because in 1979 when most of it sank,

A storm put an end to walking that plank.”


Sunny the seagull was closing his eyes

Time once again to take to the skies.

So gently nudging Sunny onto his back,

Grandad flew home for their evening snack.

They feasted on chips from the old metal bin, When Sunny leant forward and almost fell in.

So Grandad flew them to the. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Very cute informational children's story. It tells some very interesting history in a fun cute format so that kids really enjoy the history. The characters are loveable and add to the telling of the tale by including it in the story of learning to fly. Fun easy reader, great to introduce kids to rea