Historical Fiction books nominated for the Booker Prize
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Harry Thompson’s gripping fictional account of the 1831 journey of HMS Beagle, a voyage that would change the world, and the lives of two men, forever.
In 1831, Charles Darwin set off in HMS Beagle under the command of Captain Robert Fitzroy on a voyage that would change the course of history. This is an action-packed account of the journey and the fascinating story of the relationship between the two men. It reveals a deep friendship that is torn apart by twin obsessions, leading one man to triumph and the other to disaster.
About the AuthorHarry Thompson was a highly successful British television producer who somehow found time to write several widely acclaimed books.