The Caliban Shore: The Tale of the "Grosvenor" Castaways by Stephen Taylor

The Caliban Shore: The Tale of the "Grosvenor" Castaways by Stephen Taylor

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Stephen Taylor tells the extraordinary tale of a famous 18th century shipwreck. He reveals the misunderstandings that led to the tragedy, tells the story of those who escaped, and unravels the mystery of those who stayed.

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The Grosvenor was one of the finest East Indiamen of her day, a grand three-masted square-rigger of 741 tons bristling with cannon. When she ran aground on the treacherous cost of south-east Africa, the castaways found themselves utterly ignorant of their surroundings and the local people. Stephen Taylor pieces together the extraordinary tale of what happened next. He reveals the misunderstandings that led to the tragedy and tells the story of those who escaped, and unravels the mystery of those who stayed.

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SKU GOR001685311
Title The Caliban Shore: The Tale of the "Grosvenor" Castaways
Author By (author) Stephen Taylor
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 324
ISBN 10 0571210678
ISBN 13 9780571210671
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

The Grosvenor was one of the finest East Indiamen of her day, a grand three-masted square-rigger of 741 tons bristling with cannon. When she ran aground on the treacherous cost of south-east Africa, the castaways found themselves utterly ignorant of their surroundings and the local people. Stephen Taylor pieces together the extraordinary tale of what happened next. He reveals the misunderstandings that led to the tragedy and tells the story of those who escaped, and unravels the mystery of those who stayed.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001685311
Title The Caliban Shore: The Tale of the "Grosvenor" Castaways
Author By (author) Stephen Taylor
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 324
ISBN 10 0571210678
ISBN 13 9780571210671
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.