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In Tasmania Hardcover – 1 Nov 2004
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"The narrative is part Peter Carey, part Gothic novel, with plenty of drunkeness, torture,villainy and cannibalism to be aghast at. A fine travel book too" (Evening Standard)
"A fabulous read" (Vogue)
"An excellent portrait of aunique island" (Sunday Telegraph)
"Shakespeare excels at providing psychological insights. An intimate and revealing work only a truly gifted writer could have produced" (Independent) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'A beautiful affectionate portrait' Sunday Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
The paperback version is ill-served by the reproduction of the illustrations and the publishers should be ashamed to issue such poor examples. If those in the hard cover version are equally as bad I think N. Shakespeare should sue.
Nevertheless I recommend this book as a thoroughly good and very informative read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A little disappointed with this. It's a self indulgent history of Tasmania from a personal family history point of view. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Book chatter
Having visited Tasmania a few years ago and stayed with residents there I had some knowledge of this most extraordinary island (which I would urge anyone to visit if they are in... Read morePublished 20 months ago by hiljean
Great but such small print - a very slow read with a magnifying glass so I shall have to get it on my Kindle for the plane journey.Published 23 months ago by Rose B