Tells the story of an 1857 expedition to Tasmania, in search of the Garden of Eden, whose members - including a vicar and a sinister racial theorist - don't realize they are actually aboard a manx smuggling ship.
Matthew Kneale's "English Passengers" tells the story of an 1857 expedition to Tasmania, in search of the Garden of Eden, whose members - including a vicar and a sinister racial theorist - don't realise they are actually aboard a manx smuggling ship. Told by a score of different characters and packed with drama, comedy and punch, "English Passengers" is a major work of the imagination.
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Matthew Kneale was born in 1960. He is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, including SWEET THAMES (1992), which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. He lives in Oxford.
English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 2000 Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2000
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