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Gould's book of fish

Author: Richard Flanagan
Publisher: [Melbourne, Vic.] : Penguin Books, 2018. ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all fishes in the sea and all living things on the land were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a white convict who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe. Silly Billy Gould, invader of Australia, liar, murderer and forger, condemned to the most feared penal colony in the British Empire and there ordered to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: William Buelow Gould; William Buelow Gould
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 9780143790785 0143790781
OCLC Number: 1031702733
Notes: Originally published: Australia : Picador, 2001.
Description: 447 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Richard Flanagan.

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Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all fishes in the sea and all living things on the land were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a white convict who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe. Silly Billy Gould, invader of Australia, liar, murderer and forger, condemned to the most feared penal colony in the British Empire and there ordered to paint a book of fish. Once upon a time, there were miracles ...

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