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To Die a Dry Death free pdf This novel tells the chilling, true story of the shipwreck of the Batavia. The barbaric events that unfolded could so easily have been the template for William Golding's Lord of the Flies. In June 1629, the Dutch merchantman Batavia, laden with treasure and the riches of Europe, smashed into an uncharted reef thirty miles off the coast of Terra Incognita Australis - the unknown Great South Land. 200 survivors - women and children, sailors, soldiers and merchants - scrambled ashore on a small group of uninhabited, hostile islands, with little food or fresh water. Desperately seeking help, the ship's officers set out in an open boat to make a two-thousand-mile journey to the nearest port. While they were gone, from the struggle for survival on the islands there emerged a tyrant whose brutal lust for power was even deadlier than the reef that wrecked the Batavia.

About Greta van der Rol

Greta van der Rol was born in Amsterdam and grew up in Perth, Western Australia, where she went to university to complete a BA(Hons) in history, in between spending time on Perth's wonderful beaches. With that background, it's hardly surprising that she developed an abiding, almost obsessive interest in the Dutch wrecks along the Western Australian coast, dating back to the seventeenth and eighteenth century. She always promised herself that, one day, she'd write a story about one of those wrecks. The result was To Die a Dry Death. When she isn't slaving over a hot computer, Greta takes photos, cooks, and generally enjoys life near the beach in Queensland.

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Author : Greta van der Rol
Publisher : Fingerpress
Data Published : 01 February 2014
ISBN : 1908824360
EAN : 9781908824363
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 414 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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