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  • AND WRETCHES HANG: The True and Authentic Story of the Rise and Fall of Matt Brady, Bushranger. by Butler, Richard.
    Butler, Richard.
    AND WRETCHES HANG: The True and Authentic Story of the Rise and Fall of Matt Brady, Bushranger.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: St Martin's / Robert Hale, Limited, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the life of Matt Brady, a convict sent to Australia, who escaped and became the bushranger known as 'the Robin Hood of Bushrangers' for his Tasmanian exploits, but in 1826 was finally hanged. Bibliography. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-312-036191.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 54231
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  • Flanagan, Richard.
    DEATH OF A RIVER GUIDE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2000.). First edition - Tasmanian author's very highly praised and prize-winning first novel, originally published in Australia in 1994: 'Beneath a waterfall on the Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, river guide, lies drowning. Beset by visions at once horrible and fabulous, he relives not just his own life but that of his family and forebears... In the rainforest waters that rush over him he sees those lives stripped of their surface realities, and finds a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking.' Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for first fiction and the South Australian Premier's Award. In 2014 Flanagan won the Man-Booker Award. 326 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 31747
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  • Matthew Kneale.
    ENGLISH PASSENGERS.

    Edition: Full-size book club edition.

    New York: Doubleday, (2000.) dj. Hardcover - Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year and short-listed for the Booker Prize 2000. The author's complex fourth novel (but his first to be published in the US) - full of 'dangerous humor, wit and harrowing historical detail' - narrated by twenty characters. It tells two parallel stories: that of two eccentric Englishmen who set sail for Tasmania believing that they would find the garden of Eden; the other of a young Tasmanian aborigine and his tribe, struggling against the invading British. Anglo-manx glossary. 446 pp. ISBN: 0-385-497431.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30828
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