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The Islanders By John Trelawny
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In 1775 a man was sentenced to be transported for seven years to the Mewstone, a barren rock off Plymouth Harbour in Devon. When he had served his sentence he took the tenancy of Looe Island in... More > Cornwall. His family prospered through their involvement in the flourishing trade of smuggling into Cornwall from the Channel Islands and France. This is the story of how a convicted felon was able to take over a fertile and prosperous living and bring up his family over three generations. It is a novel, based on a scattered and incomplete trail of true events< Less
The Islanders By John Trelawny
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In 1775 a man was sentenced to be transported for seven years to the Mewstone, a barren rock off Plymouth Harbour in Devon. When he had served his sentence he took the tenancy of Looe Island in... More > Cornwall. His family prospered through their involvement in the flourishing trade of smuggling into Cornwall from the Channel Islands and France. This is the story of how a convicted felon was able to take over a fertile and prosperous living and bring up his family over three generations. It is a novel, based on a scattered and incomplete trail of true events< Less
The Coral Island By R. M. Ballentyne
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There seem to be all kinds of desert islands that you could be washed up on. You could be unlucky and find yourself on a barren cay with no fresh water and no vegetation. Or, you could be lucky and... More > find yourself in a glorious kind of playground where all kinds of delicious foods are there for the taking, there are beautiful coral pools to dive in and you have leisure time to explore your own island. Ralph Rover, Jack Martin and Peterkin Gay are lucky. Ship's boys, they are washed up alone on their coral island after a storm at sea. What a dream! These boys have a wonderful time discovering all that the island has to offer: cannibals, reefs, wild animals, storms. A classic young reader's adventure< Less
The Coral Island By R. M. Ballentyne
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There seem to be all kinds of desert islands that you could be washed up on. You could be unlucky and find yourself on a barren cay with no fresh water and no vegetation. Or, you could be lucky and... More > find yourself in a glorious kind of playground where all kinds of delicious foods are there for the taking, there are beautiful coral pools to dive in and you have leisure time to explore your own island. Ralph Rover, Jack Martin and Peterkin Gay are lucky. Ship's boys, they are washed up alone on their coral island after a storm at sea. What a dream! These boys have a wonderful time discovering all that the island has to offer. However, there are cannibals, natives, wild animals, storms, and many other things for which they are not prepared.< Less
The Coral Island By R. M. Ballentyne
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There seem to be all kinds of desert islands that you could be washed up on. You could be unlucky and find yourself on a barren cay with no fresh water and no vegetation. Or, you could be lucky and... More > find yourself in a glorious kind of playground where all kinds of delicious foods are there for the taking, there are beautiful coral pools to dive in and you have leisure time to explore your own island. Ralph Rover, Jack Martin and Peterkin Gay are lucky. Ship's boys, they are washed up alone on their coral island after a storm at sea. What a dream! These boys have a wonderful time discovering all that the island has to offer. However, there are cannibals, natives, wild animals, storms, and many other things for which they are not prepared.< Less
The Selvagens, Forgotten Atlantic Islands By Alex Ritsema
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Between the Canary and Madeira Islands, we find the tiny, barren and uninhabited Selvagens. Far from the tourist crowds, these volcanic outcrops house fantastic seabird colonies and unique species... More > of flora and fauna. The Selvagens were colonized by Portugal in 1438. Being virtually destitute of water, they have only had temporary inhabitants like fishermen, bird hunters and scientists. Many stories have been told about buried pirate treasures; we do not know whether those treasures ever existed but this book reveals some spectacular stories of genuine treasure hunts. Born in 1963, the author is a non-fiction author about islands and maritime history. His website is www.aworldofislands.com.< Less
The Selvagens, Forgotten Atlantic Islands By Alex Ritsema
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Between the Canary and Madeira Islands, we find the tiny, barren and uninhabited Selvagens. Far from the tourist crowds, these volcanic outcrops house fantastic seabird colonies and unique species... More > of flora and fauna. The Selvagens were colonized by Portugal in 1438. Being virtually destitute of water, they have only had temporary inhabitants like fishermen, bird hunters and scientists. Many stories have been told about buried pirate treasures; we do not know whether those treasures ever existed but this book reveals some spectacular stories of genuine treasure hunts. Born in 1963, the author is a non-fiction author about islands and maritime history. His website is www.aworldofislands.com.< Less
The Selvagens, Forgotten Atlantic Islands By Alex Ritsema
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Between the Canary and Madeira Islands, we find the tiny, barren and uninhabited Selvagens. Far from the tourist crowds, these volcanic outcrops house fantastic seabird colonies and unique species... More > of flora and fauna. The Selvagens were colonized by Portugal in 1438. Being virtually destitute of water, they have only had temporary inhabitants like fishermen, bird hunters and scientists. Many stories have been told about buried pirate treasures; we do not know whether those treasures ever existed but this book reveals some spectacular stories of genuine treasure hunts. Born in 1963, the author is a non-fiction author about islands and maritime history. His website is www.aworldofislands.com.< Less
The Selvagens, Forgotten Atlantic Islands By Alex Ritsema
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Between the Canary and Madeira Islands, we find the tiny, barren and uninhabited Selvagens. Far from the tourist crowds, these volcanic outcrops house fantastic seabird colonies and unique species... More > of flora and fauna. The Selvagens were colonized by Portugal in 1438. Being virtually destitute of water, they have only had temporary inhabitants like fishermen, bird hunters and scientists. Many stories have been told about buried pirate treasures; we do not know whether those treasures ever existed but this book reveals some spectacular stories of genuine treasure hunts. Born in 1963, the author is a non-fiction author about islands and maritime history. His website is www.aworldofislands.com.< Less
A Dutch Castaway on Ascension Island in 1725 By Alex Ritsema
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On 5 May 1725 a Dutch ship’s officer, Leendert Hasenbosch, was set ashore on the desert island of Ascension in the South Atlantic Ocean, as a punishment for sodomy. He tried to survive on... More > turtles and birds but found very little water on the barren island. He wrote a diary. He probably died after about half a year. In January 1726 British mariners found his tent, diary and other things and brought the diary to England. In 1726 a first English version of the diary of the Dutch castaway was published. Other versions followed in 1728, 1730 and 1976. Who was the castaway? The truth was disclosed by the Dutch historian Michiel Koolbergen (1953-2002), in a posthumously published book in Dutch. With the support of Michiel Koolbergen’s family and publisher, this new book discloses the truth in English. This book is the second edition, with some improvements compared to the original edition of 2006. This book is illustrated with line drawings, both historic ones and by the Dutch artist Anneke de Vries.< Less