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Matthew Kneale
Birth date: November 24, 1960
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travelin rated it 8 years ago
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
bookshelves: historical-fiction, hardback, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, booker-longlist, tbr-busting-2012, summer-2012, victoriana, adventure, colonial-overlords, racism, seven-seas, doo-lally Read from June 06 to 09, 2012 hardbackone penny wonderhistorical fictionVan Dieman's LandIsle of Manbo...
Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it 10 years ago
My favourite kind of book - farcical, tragic, and brilliantly written. Love it.
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it 10 years ago
An excellently quirky, educational, thought-provoking, and often humourous book that avoids being confusing (despite multiple narrators) or off-putting when describing the more shocking aspects of the near extinction of Aborigines in Tasmania and the views of white supremacists. Even the potentially...
helenliz rated it 10 years ago
This is such fun! Narrated by the various characters that appear, there are a number of strands of story - a smuggling expedition gone wrong, a mad voyage to discover the Garden of Eden, an anthropological travesty of research, the convict system in Tasmania and the fate of the Tasmania aborigines. ...
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