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Matthew Kneale - English Passengers

Matthew Kneale - English Passengers

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4.1/5 Goodreads

It is 1857 and the Reverend Geoffrey Wilson has set out for Tasmania, hoping to find the true site of the Garden of Eden. But the journey is turning out to be less than straightforward – dissent is growing between him and sinister racial-theorist Dr Potter, and, unknown to both, the ship that they have hurriedly chartered is in fact a Manx smuggling vessel, fleeing British Customs. In Tasmania the aboriginal people have been fighting a desperate battle against British invaders, and, as the passengers will discover, the island is now far from being an earthly paradise …

"A book shouting with life...The interleaving of high comedy with dramatic terror is expertly handled...Deserves to be welcomed into port with a riot of bunting and prizes" - Guardian
"A fascinating story, richly told: a major work by a major talent" - Independent

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