Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The English Dane by Sarah Bakewell

This gripping nineteenth-century adventure stars Jorgen Jorgenson, a Dane who made Britain his adopted country. Restless for adventure, he came to London, and began his career by sailing to establish the new colony of Tasmania. Twists of fortune then found him captaining a ship for Napoleon before travelling with British traders to Iceland where he found his moment of glory- ruling the country for two months after staging an outrageous coup. Much lay ahead, from imprisonment in the hulks, patronage by Joseph Banks, to travels in Europe as a British spy. But Jorgensen was dogged by his own excesses, and ended up transported as a convict to the very colony he helped to found. Here he reinvented himself again as an explorer, and, despite his sympathy for the people, was caught up in the terrible Aboriginal clearances. Using unpublished sources and letters, Sarah Bakewell tells his extraordinary tale with dazzling verve.

Buy The English Dane by Sarah Bakewell from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780099438069
ISBN-10: 0099438062
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 131mm x 23mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The English Dane by Sarah Bakewell

Book Reviews - The English Dane by Sarah Bakewell

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about English Dane book by Sarah Bakewell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Sarah Bakewell

Sarah Bakewell was until recently a Curator at the Wellcome Institute Library, London. She recently curated an exhibition with Marina Warner for the Science Museum and is the author of The Smart. She spent part of her childhood & adolescence in Australia, where her parents now live.

Books By Sarah Bakewell

At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell
Paperback, August 2017
How to Live by Sarah Bakewell
Paperback, January 2011
Smart by Sarah Bakewell
Paperback, November 2009