Exmouth RNLI get cream of Sylvia’s new book

Exmouth RNLI is celebrating receiving a percentage of the cover price of a new book, Trinity: the Lifeboat Cat, penned by pensioner Sylvia Murphy

Exmouth author Sylvia Murphy’s latest book has been celebrated by the town’s lifeboat crew at its recent launch.

Some 10 per cent of the cover price of her book Trinity: the Lifeboat Cat, will be donated to the RNLI.

Pensioner Sylvia signed copies of her latest book for the RNLI volunteer crew, and her fans, at Exmouth Pavilion.

Sylvia said her book was based on the tale of a real-life cat who regularly visited the workers of Trinity House buoy store in Trinity Terrace.

The majority of the workers responsible for the buoyage were also volunteer lifeboat crew and Trinity soon became the RNLI mascot. Sylvia said: “It’s been 20 years since I lived in Camperdown Terrace, near the Trinity House buoy store, and yet they all remembered both the cat and me.”

During the launch evening, Sylvia was also signing copies of an earlier book Keeping Nyala in Style.

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Sylvia, who has penned 15 books – five of them cat novels – left Exmouth 20 years ago with her late husband David to sail around the world in their 60 year-old yacht, Nyala. She wrote a story of how the 34’, 11-ton wooden yacht was rescued from a boatyard in Plymouth.

? Trinity: the Lifeboat Cat is available through Amazon, priced �5.50.