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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Infamy
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'William Burr, the son of an English settler in South America, had a steady job hunting mahogany pirates in British Honduras. One day, injured and recovering after a jungle skirmish, he receives a letter from John McQuillan, his old friend and now Chief Police Magistrate in Hobart Town, with the offer of a reward for the capture of a notorious outlaw: and so Burr sets sail for the Antipodes, though with little idea of what to expect. He arrives in Van Diemen's Land, the most isolated and feared penal colony of the British Empire, in 1830 to find a world of corruption, brutality and mystical beauty. Following the trail of Brown George Coyne, the charismatic outlaw leader of a band of escaped convicts, Burr is soon rushing headlong through the surreal, mesmerising Vandemonian wilderness, where he will discover not only the violent truth of British settlement, but also the love of a woman, and the friendship of an Aboriginal tracker, himself an outcast on an island of outcasts.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my wife and son.
  • Epigraph:

    My opinion is such, that nothing but rather sharp necessity should compel me to emigrate.

    – Charles Darwin The Voyage of the Beagle

    'There's a good many strange people in the colony, Dick, my boy' – Captain Starlight

    –Rolf Boldrewood,

    Robbery Under Arms

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2013 .
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      Extent: 352p.
      Note/s:
      • ebook
      • Published October 2013
      ISBN: 9781743316115

Works about this Work

'Gothic Splendours'? : Recent Tasmanian Historical Fiction Peter Pierce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , no. 142 2015; (p. 20-26)
Peter Pierce investigates recent 'Gothic' historical fiction set in Tasmania.
Book Review – Infamy by Lenny Bartulin Joanne Peulen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2014;

— Review of Infamy Lenny Bartulin , 2013 single work novel
[Review] Infamy Ray Cassin , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 358 2014; (p. 54)

— Review of Infamy Lenny Bartulin , 2013 single work novel
Bloodbaths and Romance : Lenny Bartulin's Infamy Robert Goodman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Verity La , December 2013;

— Review of Infamy Lenny Bartulin , 2013 single work novel
Review : Infamy Grant Hansen , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2013; (p. 36)

— Review of Infamy Lenny Bartulin , 2013 single work novel
On a Manhunt into Colony's Dark Heart Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 September 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Infamy Lenny Bartulin , 2013 single work novel
Colonial History a Brutal Backdrop in Visceral Tasmanian Western James McNamara , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 October 2013; (p. 30-31) The Age , 26 October 2013; (p. 25)

— Review of Infamy Lenny Bartulin , 2013 single work novel
Infamy Ian Nichols , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 19-20 October 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Infamy Lenny Bartulin , 2013 single work novel
[Review] Infamy Ray Cassin , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 358 2014; (p. 54)

— Review of Infamy Lenny Bartulin , 2013 single work novel
Review : Infamy Grant Hansen , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2013; (p. 36)

— Review of Infamy Lenny Bartulin , 2013 single work novel
'Gothic Splendours'? : Recent Tasmanian Historical Fiction Peter Pierce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , no. 142 2015; (p. 20-26)
Peter Pierce investigates recent 'Gothic' historical fiction set in Tasmania.
Last amended 6 Aug 2015 15:17:21
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  • Tasmania,
  • ca. 1830
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