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