by Nicholas Shakespeare
Random House, 2004, [First Edition], illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 1740512715
Like New Condition, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf, otherwise as new
'In Tasmania is the history of two turbulent centuries in an apparently idyllic place. Against an extraordinary historical backdrop, Shakespeare retrieves a cast of unlikely characters, from Errol Flynn to the 'King of Iceland', a village filled with Chatwins and, inevitably, a family of Shakespeares. But what makes this more than a personal quest is Shakespeare's discovery that the Tasmanian Aborigines did not die out.'