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Landfalls
Landfalls
Williams, Naomi J., 1964-2015
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An epic voyage, undertaken with the grandest of ambitions. When Laperouse leaves France in the Spring of 1785 with two ships under his command, he knows that he sails with the full backing of the French government. This is to be a voyage of scientific and geographical discovery - but every person on board has their own hopes, ambitions and dreams. As the ships move across vast distances in their journey of nearly four years, the different characters step forward and invite us into their world. From the remote Alaskan bay where a dreadful tragedy unfolds, to the wild journey Barthelemy de Lessups undertakes from the far east of Russia to St Petersburg, the reader sees the emotional, physical and mental toll exacted by such an endeavour. Landfalls marks the launch of a brilliant new writer, who creates an unforgettable world through a web of voices and narratives.
Main title:
Landfalls / Naomi J. Williams.
Imprint:
London Little, Brown, 2015.©2015
Collation:
315 pages : map ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781408705773 (paperback)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionWILLUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until the end of 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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