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In Tasmania

Shakespeare, Nicholas

ISBN 10: 0099466082 / 0-09-946608-2
ISBN 13: 9780099466086
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
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The author first went to Tasmania having heard of the island’s exceptional beauty, and because it was famously remote. He soon decided that it was where he wanted to live. Shakespeare explores the island’s colourful history, inhabitants and ancestors, among whom he discovers some of his own.

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The settlement of Tasmania by Europeans began two hundred year ago. Nicholas Shakespeare first went there, having heard of the island's exceptional beauty, because it was famously remote. He soon decided that this was where he wanted to live. Only later did he discover a cache of letters written by an ancestor as corrupt as colorful—Anthony Fenn Kemp, the so-called "Father of Tasmania." On his mother's side, too, Shakespeare found he had two unknown Tasmanian relations—a pair of spinsters who had never left their farm except once, in 1947, to buy shoes. Their journal recounted a saga beginning in Northern England in the 1890s with a dashing but profligate ancestor who, having playing tennis with the Kaiser, ended his life in disgrace in the Tasmanian bush.

In this fascinating history of two turbulent centuries in an apparently idyllic place, Shakespeare effortlessly weaves the history of the island with his multiple stories, a cast of unlikely characters from Errol Flynn to the King of Iceland, a village full of Chatwins, and, inevitably, a family of Shakespeares.

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