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Description - Hell's Gates by Paul Collins

Alexander Pearce and seven of his fellow convicts escaped from gaol in 1822 into one of the most unique and beautiful places on earth - the Tasmanian wilderness. This classic Australian story details the men's attempt to free themselves from the most isolated of penal settlements in the world, only to find themselves facing hostile natives, impenetrable landscape, and a harrowing fate of violence, murder and cannibalism. Paul Collins' riveting narrative of hardship and desperation, vividly reconstructs this amazing story with a keen eye for the follies of human nature. Now also an awardwinning Australian film with tie-in cover.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781742708652
ISBN-10: 174270865X
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 269
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Paul Collins

Paul Collins is an historian, writer, author of ten books and broadcaster, often heard on the ABC.

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