My Love Must Wait
The Story of Matthew Flinders
by Ernestine Hill
Angus and Robertson, 1950, hardcover
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, a little discolouration to covers, previous owners gift inscription on front end-paper, store stamp on front end-paper (see photographs)
"When Matthew Flinders, the first man to chart and circumnavigate Australia, set sail from England in July 1801, he left behind the intrigues of his homeland but also his young bride of only a few weeks, Ann Chappell. He didn′t see her again for more than nine years. During that time he carried out incredible feats of seamanship and navigation, made the first charts of much of the coastline of Australia, and was shipwrecked and later held prisoner by the French on Mauritius.
Meticulously researched and written with great insight and sensitivity, My Love Must Wait is both a tender portrayal of faithful devotion, and a stirring re-creation of the courage and endurance of one of history′s greatest seamen."