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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407047027
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
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Mutiny On The Bounty




The story of the mutiny on the Bounty told from a fresh and original perspective.

December 23, 1787, Portsmouth.

A 14-year-old boy, John Jacob Turnstile, has got into trouble with the police on one too many occasions 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, meeting the captain, just as the ship sets sail.

The ship is HMS Bounty, the captain is William Bligh, and their destination is Tahiti.

Mutiny on the Bounty is 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 than has ever been shown before.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407047027
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544

About the Author

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.

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Praise for Mutiny On The Bounty

“A mesmerising tour-de-force... This is a remarkable and compelling piece of storytelling”

Irish Times

“An excellent story...Written with a total command of naval expertise, without ever spilling over into pedantry, Mutiny on the Bounty is storytelling at its most accomplished”

Independent


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