By Diana Souhami
It all started with a coconut . . .
within the early hours of April 27, 1789, Fletcher Christian, master’s mate at the HMS Bounty, took a coconut from a pile at the quarterdeck. This random, likely inconsequential act set in movement a snowballing sequence of occasions that culminated in a revolt.
during this strikingly unique booklet, equivalent elements travelogue, memoir, and time-travel experience, Diana Souhami strikes throughout time and position, from eighteenth-century Tahiti to modern day Pitcairn Island, from Knightsbridge to Tauranga, Mangareva to Tubuai. besides Fletcher Christian, the sprawling forged of characters contains the unforgettable Captain William Bligh, who's forged adrift in an open boat on ferocious seas with eighteen males and no maps or offers. alongside the best way, Souhami additionally introduces us to Pitcairn Island intercourse offenders, the local American group of a seventeen-thousand-ton send referred to as the Tundra Princess, her personal aged mom, and a mysterious lesbian aristocrat often called woman Myre.
Weaving jointly heritage, future, and chaos thought, this pleasing experience is for an individual who has ever yearned to trip to an unique, far flung place.
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