ACT Libraries Civic Library
Civic Square, London Circuit
Canberra, ACT 2600
August 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour’s departure from England under its captain, Lieutenant James Cook. In celebration of this anniversary, Penguin Random House is publishing Captain Cook’s Apprentice, award-winning historical novelist Anthony Hill’s enthralling fictional recreation of one of the greatest voyages of discovery ever made.
Join Anthony Hill at a special author event on his new book, Captain Cook’s Apprentice, and Cook’s landmark voyage. Anthony will share anecdotes from his research, talk on why he decided to tell the story on Endeavour from the eager eyes of a cabin boy (based on the real Isaac Manley – just eleven when the ship embarked in August 1768 – who lived to be eighty-two and become the last survivor of the Endeavour crew), and take a look at the many words, animals and ideas that first entered the English language and consciousness thanks for the crew of the Endeavour.
Anthony Hill is a multi-award winning author of 18 books for adults and children with a keen passion for history and storytelling. His bestselling titles include the biographical novels For Love of Country, The Story of Billy Young and Young Digger, as well as his book for younger readers Soldier Boy.
He lives in Canberra.
Free event, booking recommended