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In Tasmania: Adventures at the End of the World (Paperback)
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In Tasmania: Adventures at the End of the World (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 03/11/2005
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In this fascinating history of two turbulent centuries in an apparently idyllic place, Shakespeare effortlessly weaves the history of this unique island with a kaleidoscope of stories featuring a cast of unlikely characters from Errol Flynn to the King of Iceland, a village full of Chatwins and, inevitably, a family of Shakespeares. But what makes this more than a personal quest is Shakespeare's discovery that, despite the nineteen century purges, the Tasmanian Aborigines were not, as previously believed, entirely wiped out.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099466086
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The narrative is part Peter Carey, part Gothic novel, with plenty of drunkeness, torture,villainy and cannibalism to be aghast at. A fine travel book too * Evening Standard *
A fabulous read * Vogue *
An excellent portrait of aunique island * Sunday Telegraph *
Superb * Guardian *
Shakespeare excels at providing psychological insights. An intimate and revealing work only a truly gifted writer could have produced * Independent *

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