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✸ [BOOKS] ✬ English Passengers By Matthew Kneale ❂ – Citybreakscheap.co.uk In 1857 when Captain Illiam uillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs they are forced to put their ship up for charBOOKS English Passengers By Matthew Kneale Citybreakscheapcouk In 1857 when Captain Illiam uillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs they are forced to put their ship up for char In when Captain Illiam uillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the

English PassengersIsle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs they are forced to put their ship up for charter The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other side of the globe The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson believes the Garden of Eden was on the island of Tasmania His traveling partner Dr Thomas Potter unbeknownst to Wilson is developing

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English Passengers ¿ Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs they are forced to put their ship up for charter The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other side of the globe The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson believes the Garden of Eden was on the island of Tasmania His traveling partner Dr Thomas Potter unbeknownst to Wilson is developing Ebook Ï English Passengers è Matthew Kneale

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Matthew Kneale è English Passengers Reader A sinister thesis about the races of men Meanwhile an aboriginal in Tasmania named Peevay recounts his people’s struggles against the invading British a story that begins in moves into the present with approach of the English Passengers in and extends into the future in These characters and many others come together in a storm of voices that vividly bring a past age to lif

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  • Vit Babenco

    English Passengers Book À Paperback Ó Citybreakscheap English PassengersThe narration of English Passengers is situated on two different planes The first is the high farce of the seafaring expedition in search of EdenOut through the door I went and behind me I heard what wasn’t any kind of word at all but a kind of well spoken howl Well given the right day I can be swift enough on my feet Down those stairs I went leaping three at a time then through that sitting room window clean as a ball through a barrel and till I was dashing away towards the river The rest of them hadn’t yet reached the boat and were taking daintiest little steps to keep from slippin


  • Helle

    English Passengers Book À Paperback Ó Citybreakscheap English PassengersAn immensely satisfying read and a literary adventure That’s what this book was It began with the first line Say a man catches a bullet through his skull in somebody’s war so where’s the beginning of that?How can you not be pulled into a story that begins thus? On top of that the man behind this first line bears the auspicious name of Captain Illiam uillian Kewley and he is as delightful as his name suggests though you cannot see his piratical side from the name but it is there Captain Kewley is the light of the story the comic relief the voice that steers the reader through the story and indeed through the waters of the globe from Britain to Tasmania And there we encounter an atrocious chapter of British imperial history and the denigration of the Tasmanian AboriginalsSo we have here the big story – the atrocities in Tasmania historically accurate and probably unknown to most people; and we have the smaller stories th


  • Fionnuala

    English Passengers Book À Paperback Ó Citybreakscheap English PassengersThe last book I read in 2016 becomes the first I review in 2017 That sounds neat but it also sounds over obvious and not especially interesting what else should I review first you might ask actually I reviewed little of what I read in November and December and I've already read three books in January so in that sense it is not as obvious as it might seem There are some neat things about this book too but some others that are over obvious and definitely not specially interesting and though I've tried I can't find them less obvious or interesting One of the really neat things is the name of the narrator Illiam uillian Kewley I thought that name had enormous promise and the man himself being a Manx smuggler and therefore wonderfully jaunty and disrespectful especially when speaking in a mixture of Manx and English about mainland English people shows great promise in the parts of the book which he gets to narrate But Illiam uillian Kewley turns out to be only o


  • mark monday

    English Passengers Book À Paperback Ó Citybreakscheap English PassengersKinda hard to enjoy a farcical tragicomedy when it features an actual genocide Tone deaf much?Not a bad book by any means and the author clearly had good intentions The sort of good intentions that many bougie white intellectuals have when deconstructing race personal tragedy and large scale atrocity Too bad he didn't understand that playfulness is sometimes a bizarrely inappropriate and unempathetic approach to take when examining these sorts of topics Especially when all three are c


  • Maciek

    English Passengers Book À Paperback Ó Citybreakscheap English PassengersSay a man catches a bullet through his skull in somebody's war so where's the beginning of that?This perfectly fine uestion is posed by captain Illiam uillian Kewley at the beginning of English Passengers The year is 1857 and Kewley and his crew of Manx sailors only


  • Steve

    English Passengers Book À Paperback Ó Citybreakscheap English PassengersKneale’s book tries and largely succeeds in being multiple things First of all it’s good historical fiction—the kind where the education comes sans textbook aridity Much of the story is set in Tasmania in the 1800s where the native Aborigines were underfoot and too man


  • Cecily

    English Passengers Book À Paperback Ó Citybreakscheap English PassengersAn excellently uirky educational thought provoking and often humourous book that avoids being confusing despite multiple narrators or off putting when describing the shocking aspects of the near extinction of Aborigines in Tasmania and the views of white supremacists Even the potentially awkward mix of socio political themes and jolly japes worksPLOTNot saying than is on the back coverIt is set in the 1800s and opens with the crew of Sincerity from the Isle of Man intent on petty smuggling but who end up taking some Englishmen to Tasmania including a priest with a penchant for geology who thinks he will find the Garden of Eden and a doctor intent on proving the superiority of white races in scientific terms In Tasmania relations between white settlers an


  • Martine

    English Passengers Book À Paperback Ó Citybreakscheap English Passengers English Passengers is one of the best novels I have ever read A story told by multiple narrators it initially focuses on a Manx smuggling vessel which sets off for Englan


  • Jan-Maat

    English Passengers Book À Paperback Ó Citybreakscheap English PassengersThis is one of the few books that I have given up on reading I had a strong sense of wrongness from many of the point of view POV characters and uickly began to skim read before skimming off the book all togetherBy wrongness I mean that the POVs seemed to me to strike false notes they didn't seem fictional enough to me All novels are constructed things Fiction is the deliberate choice of unreal elements to achieve the effect chosen by the author but in this case it felt too obviously so for me and I simply found it too didactic which I suppose is hard to avoid in a novel dealing with the extermination of the Tasmanian Aborigines The settlers were familiar with their Herodotus and swept across the island in the same style as the Kings of Persia went hunting for game it


  • Judy

    English Passengers Book À Paperback Ó Citybreakscheap English PassengersPeevay's take BOOK started wonderfully BANG Like Manx gun All echoey bouncing off num WHITE MEN Scuts Captain Illiam Killian Kewley's take I came to the godforsaken island of Tasmania speaking my strange Manx tongue with my Manx crew If I could have found a way to weigh anchor with the slebby preacher Reverend Geoffrey Wilson his nemesis the snurly Dr Thomas Potter and the gorm lazy bones Timothy Renshaw attached I would gladly have done so But instead fate put us all together in the Sincerity for a cruise that will ne'er be forgottenMy guess is that at the end of the year English Passengers will be one of my favorite reads I love the variety of methods used to tell the tale the wit uniue characters all interwoven in the history of TasmaniaIts worth all 45 of its snurly stars My English Passenger blogpost