The Fatal Shore (Paperback)
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The Fatal Shore (Paperback)

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Paperback 720 Pages / Published: 02/01/2003
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An award-winning epic on the birth of Australia In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonise Australia. Documenting the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia, The Fatal Shore is the definitive, masterfully written narrative that has given its true history to Australia. 'A unique phantasmagoria of crime and punishment, which combines the shadowy terrors of Goya with the tumescent life of Dickens' Times

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099448549
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 564 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A unique phantasmagoria of crime and punishment, which combines the shadowy terrors of Goya with the tumescent life of Dickens" * Peter Ackroyd, The Times *
"A triumph of research, passion and fine writing. I found it an extraordinary and compelling book to read, one of fantastic scope and imagination; truly a tour de force" * William Shawcross *
"Riveting" * The Book Magazine *
"With its mood and stature...The Fatal Shore is well on its way to becoming the standard opus on the convict years" * Sydney Sunday Telegraph *
"An enthralling account of the convict settlement of Australia, thoroughly researched and excellently written, brimming over with rare and pungent characters, and tales of pathos, bravery, and horror" * Peter Matthiessen *

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