Hovertravel, the fastest Isle of Wight passenger service across the Solent, hosted the first ever book signing on 27 October onboard their hovercraft and in terminals with motoring journalist Ashley Hollebone, author of The Hovercraft Story.
Ashley Hollebone travelled to and from Ryde and Southsea signing books and talking to passengers and fans of the book. There was a lot of interest from all ages with some hovercraft enthusiasts as young as ten wanting a signed copy. The Hovercraft Story details the history of the hovercraft right back to its invention in 1965, supported by a great selection of photos.
Ashley Hollebone, author of The Hovercraft Story, said: “I have always had an interest in hovercrafts and decided to write The Hovercraft Story because although it is such a unique method of transport there is very little written about them. I currently have a hovercraft which I keep at The Hovercraft Museum in Gosport and it was here that I sourced many of the pictures and information for my book. Hovertravel has been very helpful and supportive ever since I first met with them to discuss the idea of the book. To be a part of having the first ever book signing onboard a hovercraft with Hovertravel was a fantastic experience, it was great meeting with fans and hovercraft enthusiasts alike.”
Pick up a special signed copy of The Hovercraft Story by Ashley Hollebone in either the Ryde or Southsea Hovertravel terminal.