|The Last Supper|
Posted on Jan 2, 2014
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Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009
Alexander Pearce escaped from the remote Tasmanian penal settlement of Sarah Island in 1822, along with seven other convicts. But the mountains and the bush proved very difficult going, and there was no game. After a week they were starving and desperate. Weeks later Alexander Pearce alone reached the settled areas of the colony to the Wast, having lived off the corpses of his slain comrades. Using the case of Pearce, this in an analysis of the importance of non-fiction based historical novels, and how they contribute to our understanding of the past.