Jules Verne – A Genius of France
Jules Verne and the Heroes of Birkenhead
Jules Verne (1828-1905) is regarded as the ‘Father of Science Fiction’ and one of the greatest story tellers of all time.
He is one of the world’s most translated authors – best known for his masterpieces.
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864)
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869)
- Around the Moon (1869)
- Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
- and The Mysterious Island (1874)
In 2018 I decided to look further into the links between Jules Verne and my home town of Birkenhead. What I found went much further than just the building of a fictional submarine.
How many things have been denied one day, only to become realities the next!
– Jules Verne
John Lamb. © 2023