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By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet Paperback


By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet Paperback


Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet.

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: these are the people who made the voyage, and these are their stories - of death, duty, glory, lust, violence, escape, mutiny - and a great southern land...

About the author

Trent Dalton is a two-time Walkley Award-winning journalist and the international bestselling author of Boy Swallows UniverseAll Our Shimmering SkiesLove Stories and Lola in the Mirror. His books have sold over 1.2 million copies in Australia alone.

Trent Dalton
Published February 2024
160 pages 
200 mm x 142 mm
ISBN 9781460766606

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