In Tasmania

by Nicholas Shakespeare

The Real World Travel

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Nicholas Shakespeare, a very fine writer indeed, who partly lives in Tasmania, has produced an extraordinary work on the history, culture, folklore and personal appreciation of the country. Full of anecdotes, marvellous set pieces and highly absorbing prose, it’s a lovely read.

Sarah Broadhurst

In Tasmania Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780099466086
Publication date: 03/11/2005
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099466086
Publication date: 3rd November 2005
Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: The Real World, Travel,
Categories: Australasian & Pacific history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Nicholas Shakespeare

Nicholas Shakespeare is the author of The Vision of Elena Silves (1989), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, The High Flyer, for which he was nominated for the Grants list in 1993 and The Dancer Upstairs which was chosen by the American Libraries Association as the best novel of 1997. In 1999 his biography, Bruce Chatwin was published to great critical acclaim.

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