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Description - Mutiny On The Bounty by John Boyne

A fresh and exciting new telling of a classic nautical adventure by the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Pickpocket John Jacob Turnstile is on his way to be detained at His Majesty's Pleasure when he is offered a lifeline, what seems like a freedom of sorts - the job of personal valet to a departing naval captain. Little does he realise that it is anything but - and by accepting the devil's bargain he will put his life in perilous danger. For the ship is HMS Bounty, his new captain William Bligh and their destination Tahiti.

From the moment the ship leaves port, Turnstile's life is turned upside down, for not only must he put his own demons to rest, but he must also confront the many adversaries he will encounter on the Bounty's extraordinary last voyage. Walking a dangerous line between an unhappy crew and a captain he comes to admire, he finds himself in a no-man's land where the distinction between friend and foe is increasingly difficult to determine...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552773928
ISBN-10: 0552773921
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 127mm x 34mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 7-May-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of 5 previous novels, including the international bestseller The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which won two Irish Book Awards, was shortlisted for the British Book Award and has recently been made into a Miramax feature film. His novels are published in over 30 languages. He lives in Dublin. www.johnboyne.com

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