By Gabriel Hemery
160 years after the disappearance of a promising young explorer, the discovery of his missing journals finally reveals the truth behind an extraordinary adventure
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Film released to mark book launch
I'm delighted to see my first book with Unbound Publishing launched.
It's taken two years of research and writing, interupted frequently by a busy day job, to reach this day yet I've enjoyed writing the story more than I ever imagined.
They say truth is stranger than fiction, and in the case of the true story of John Jeffrey I've learnt it's even more extraordinary too.
During the winter I made a short film to introduce the book. I'll never make it as a film-maker but I enjoyed working on it nonetheless. You''ll probably notice that during filming I had a filthy head cold, and it was a freezing day in the forest.
I hope you enjoy the film and that it piques your interest in this remarkable and true story of a forgotten Victorian plant hunter.