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Die a dry death

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The chilling, true story of the shipwreck of the Batavia could so easily have been the template for William Golding's Lord of the Flies. In June 1629, the Dutch merchantman Batavia, laden with treasure and the riches of Europe, smashed into an uncharted reef thirty miles off the coast of Terra Incognita Australis - the unknown Great South Land. 200 survivors - women and children, sailors, soldiers and merchants - scrambled ashore on a small group of uninhabited, hostile islands, with little food or fresh water. Desperately seeking help, the ship's officers set out in an open boat to make a two-thousand-mile journey to the nearest port. While they were gone, from the struggle for survival on the islands there emerged a tyrant whose brutal lust for power was even deadlier than the reef that wrecked the Batavia.
This copy has been signed by the author, with a dedication on the title page. Black boards with gilt lettering and emblem on spine. Condition is very good with just a few small paler marks.
Illustrated dust jacket is in very good condition with very small marks of wear at top and bottom edges.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by the author. Inside covers and end papers are illustrated with maps in colour.
Author(s):
Greta van der Rol
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.5 cm x 15.7 cm x 2.5 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1907386130
ISBN-13:
9781907386138
Number of pages:
338
Publisher:
Dragon International Independent Arts
Title:
Die a dry death

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The chilling, true story of the shipwreck of the Batavia could so easily have been the template for William Golding's Lord of the Flies. In June 1629, the Dutch merchantman Batavia, laden with treasure and the riches of Europe, smashed into an uncharted reef thirty miles off the coast of Terra Incognita Australis - the unknown Great South Land. 200 survivors - women and children, sailors, soldiers and merchants - scrambled ashore on a small group of uninhabited, hostile islands, with little food or fresh water. Desperately seeking help, the ship's officers set out in an open boat to make a two-thousand-mile journey to the nearest port. While they were gone, from the struggle for survival on the islands there emerged a tyrant whose brutal lust for power was even deadlier than the reef that wrecked the Batavia.
This copy has been signed by the author, with a dedication on the title page. Black boards with gilt lettering and emblem on spine. Condition is very good with just a few small paler marks.
Illustrated dust jacket is in very good condition with very small marks of wear at top and bottom edges.

Added value:
Signed by the author. Inside covers and end papers are illustrated with maps in colour.
Author(s):
Greta van der Rol
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.5 cm x 15.7 cm x 2.5 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1907386130
ISBN-13:
9781907386138
Number of pages:
338
Publisher:
Dragon International Independent Arts
Title:
Die a dry death

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