At sea can be a beautiful and ferocious place to find yourself – alone and together.
‘A politician was a man apart, with power lent to him while it lasted, a sack of bones in a suit coat thereafter.’
A beautiful and bestelling meditation on trees
Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and the Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature
Winner of the Miles Franklin Award.
The year young Australians sailed off to war in high hopes of adventure, only to find themselves faced with disaster.
'Roger McDonald uses language with the precision of a diamond cutter.' Publishers Weekly
The story of Syms Covington, Darwin's manservant on the Beagle and afterwards.