Matthew Kneale's "English Passengers" tells the story of an 1857 expedition to Tasmania, in search of the Garden of Eden, whose members - including a vicar and a sinister racial theorist - don't realise they are actually aboard a manx smuggling ship. Told by a score of different characters and packed with drama, comedy and punch, "English Passengers" is a major work of the imagination.
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- Paperback | 480 pages
- 130 x 198 x 22mm | 336g
- 06 Sep 2007
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Matthew Kneale was born in 1960. He is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, including SWEET THAMES (1992), which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. He lives in Oxford.