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Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne

Mutiny on the Bounty

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Published: 5th May 2008
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December 23, 1787, Deptford on the south bank of the river Thames.

A 15-year-old boy, Billy, has got into trouble with the police on one too many occasions and is about to be sent to prison when an offer is put to him - a ship has been refitted over the last few months and is about to set sail with an important mission.

The boy who was expected to serve as the captain's personal valet has been struck down with an illness and a replacement must be found immediately. The deal is struck and he finds himself onboard, meeting the captain, just as the ship sets sail.

The ship is HMS Bounty, the captain is William Bligh, and their destination is Tahiti.

Mutiny on the Bounty is the first novel to explore all the events relating to the Bounty's voyage, from their long journey across the ocean to their adventures on the island of Tahiti and the subsequent 48 day expedition towards Timor. A vivid recreation of the famous mutiny, the story is packed with humour, violence and historical detail, while presenting a very different portrait of Captain Bligh and Mr Christian than has ever been shown before.

About the Author

John Boyne was born in 1971, lives in Dublin and is a full-time writer. He was writer-in-residence at the University of East Anglia on the MA in Creative Writing course and spent many years working as a bookseller.

John Boyne

John Boyne (born 30 April 1971 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist.

He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize. But it was during his time at Trinity that he began to get published. To pay his way at that stage of his career, he worked at Waterstone's, typing up his drafts by night.

John Boyne is the author of six novels, as well as a number of short stories which have been published in various anthologies and broadcast on radio and television. His novels are published in 39 languages. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which to date has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a film adaptation was released in September 2008. Boyne resides in Dublin. He is represented by the literary agent Simon Trewin at United Agents in London, United Kingdom.

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ISBN: 9780385611671
ISBN-10: 0385611676
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: 5th May 2008
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 23.400 x 15.600  x 3.800
Weight (kg): 0.645