HISTORICAL ADVENTURE FICTION. December 23, 1787, Portsmouth: A 14-year-old boy, John Jacob Turnstile, has got into trouble with the police and is on his way to prison when an offer is put to him - a ship has been refitted over the last few months and is about to set sail with an important mission. The boy who was expected to serve as the captain's personal valet has been injured and a replacement must be found immediately. The deal is struck and he finds himself onboard just as the ship sets sail.The ship is HMS Bounty, the captain is William Bligh, and their destination is Tahiti. The first novel to explore all the events relating to the Bounty's voyage, from their long journey across the ocean to their adventures on the island of Tahiti and the subsequent 48 day expedition towards Timor. A vivid recreation of the famous mutiny, the story is packed with humour, violence and historical detail, while presenting a very different portrait of Captain Bligh and Mr Christian.… (more)
There was once a gentleman, a tall fellow with an air of superiority about him, who made it his business to come down to the marketplace in Portsmouth on the first Sunday of every month in order to replenish his library.
But those days are past now. I must still look towards the future.
In English, this LT work is variously titled Mutiny on the Bounty, Mutiny: A Novel of the Bounty, and The King's Shilling: A Novel of the Bounty. Please distinguish this LT work by John Boyne from Nordhoff & Hall's work also titled Mutiny on the Bounty. Thank you
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