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By: Kneale, Matthew

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0140285210 / 9780140285215
Paperback
26/04/2001
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United Kingdom
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20 cm ix, 462p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 2000.

This novel tells two parallel stories: one of three eccentric Englishmen who set sail for Tasmania to find the garden of Eden; the other of a young Tasmanian aborigine and his tribe, struggling against the invading British, who prove as lethal in their good intentions as in their cruelty.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FV Historical fiction

Prizes:

S 2000 Booker Prize for Fiction
W 2000 Whitbread Book of the Year
W 2000 Whitbread Book of the Year Award Novel Category
W 2000 Whitbread Prize (Novel)

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