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Selkirk's island

Author: Diana Souhami
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1703 Selkirk, a Scottish privateer, joined an expedition, captained by William dampier, to plunder French and Spanish ships off the coast of South America. Conditions on board were appalling; there was scurvy and dysentery and an acute shortage of food and fresh water. Many of the crew died or mutinied.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Alexander Selkirk; Alexander Selkirk; Alexander Selkirk
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Souhami
ISBN: 0297643851 9780297643852
OCLC Number: 45991885
Awards: Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 2001
Winner of Whitbread Prize (Biography) 2001
Description: 246 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Diana Souhami.

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Although not the first examination of Alexander Selkirk's celebrated sojourn on Juan Fernandez Island (R L Megroz's The Real Robinson Crusoe immediately springs to mind as a straightforward earlier Read more...

 
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