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Donal O'Kelly - Catalpa

Catalpa is a story in the great epic tradition of 'Moby Dick' and 'Gone With The Wind' - with a passing glance at 'The Great Escape'. From New Bedford, USA to Fremantle, Australia, over - and under - the high seas on a whaling ship. Based on the true story of the daring rescue attempt of six Fenian prisoners in 1875.

Catalpa is about heroes and visionaries, political intrigue and personal loyalty, with hot romance and battles at sea. An epic adventure story which challenges the nature of heroism. Lyrical and passionate, satirical and very funny.