Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet.
Originally published as a multi-part serial in The Australian, By Sea and Stars tells the story of the epic voyage which led to the founding of Australia, as told from the point of view of the people who took part, willingly or unwillingly, in it.
Drawing from historical sources of the time, including letters and journals, Trent Dalton brings this epic voyage and the people who went on it to vivid life. This is not dry history of dates and names. These are gripping stories of real people, from the lowest to the highest. From terrified nine-year-old chimney sweep and convict John Hudson to conscientious Lieutenant Ralph Clark, pining after his wife and son, to the brave and determined Captain-General Arthur Phillip, the brightest star of the British Navy. (publishers blurb)