Posts Tagged ‘Raoul Island’

  1. Mr Peacock’s Possessions: sources and background reading

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    May 4, 2018 by Lydia Syson

    NB PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

    As noted in the book, the most important sources for Mr Peacock’s Possessions were:

    Elsie K Morton Crusoes of Sunday Island, 1957.

    Steven Gentry, Raoul & the Kermadecs: New Zealand’s Northernmost Islands, Steele Roberts, 2013.

    Margaret Pointer, Niue 1774-1974: 200 years of contact and change, Otago University Press, 2015.

    SOAS London Missionary Society Archives

    keep reading


  2. 2018 news

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    February 24, 2018 by Lydia Syson

    Adele's photo of proofs and wrapping paper

    A book cover, an expedition, a story. keep reading



"An intelligent, beautifully written book about a dysfunctional family in a sinister paradise" THE TIMES (BOOK OF THE MONTH)

"Powerful, intense and beautiful" HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW

"This tense, evocative, richly-imagined novel conjures the voices of a strange time and place, and makes them universal" EMMA DARWIN

"A wonderful book" CAROL DRINKWATER

"A fantastic historical fiction debut" THE BOOKSELLER

"Syson brings history alive" THE OBSERVER

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