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- DescriptionWeaves the history of this island with stories featuring a cast of characters from Errol Flynn to the King of Iceland, a village full of Chat wins and, a family of Shakespeare's. What makes this more than a personal quest is Shakespeare's discovery that, despite the nineteen century purges, the Tasmanian Aborigines were not, entirely wiped out.
- Author BiographyNicholas Shakespeare was born in 1957. The son of a diplomat, much of his youth was spent in the Far East and South America. His novels have been translated into twenty languages. They include The Vision of Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, Snowleg and The Dancer Upstairs, which was chosen by the American Libraries Association in 1997 as the year's best novel, and in 2001 was made into a film of the same name by John Malkovich. His most recent novel is Secrets of the Sea. He is married with two small boys and currently lives in Oxford.
- Author(s)Nicholas Shakespeare
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication03/11/2005
- GenreTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteIllustrations, 1 map, ports.
- Weight269 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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