Pitcairn Paradise Lost

Pitcairn Paradise Lost

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Pitcairn Island, remote and wild, home to descendants of the Bounty, a South Pacific Shangri-la, shrouded in myth...

But also, as the world would discover, a place of sinister secrets.

In 2000, police descended on the British colony to investigate disturbing reports of rape. What they discovered was a shocking trail of child abuse dating back generations. Scarcely a man was untainted by the allegations, and barely a girl had escaped, yet most residents feigned ignorance or claimed it was their ′way of life′.

ISBN: 
9780732282547
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2008

2010 Ned Kelly Winners

Sorry everyone - been up to the wazoo fighting back the flood waters (next up is a locust plague - go on / make your comparisons!) - anyway Ned Kelly's announced last night:

True Crime

Kathy Marks, Pitcairn: Paradise Lost, Harper Collins  

Best First Fiction

Mark Dapin, King of the Cross, Macmillan 

2010 Ned Kelly Shortlist out

The Ned Kelly shortlist has been finalised:  http://www.nedkellyawards.com/index.php/short-list

True Crime

Peter Doyle, Crooks Like Us, Historic Houses Trust

Kathy Marks, Pitcairn: Paradise Lost, Harper Collins  *

Robert M.Kaplan, Medical Murder, Allen & Unwin

PITCAIRN PARADISE LOST - Kathy Marks

Author Information
Book Title: 
Pitcairn Paradise Lost
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780732282547
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2008

Currently Reading - Pitcairn Paradise Lost, Kathy Marks

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This is a true crime book, so mucking around with Ted is probably not that appropriate.  It's based around the child sex abuse scandal that broke on Pitcairn Island in 2000.

The blurb of the book describes it best:

"Pitcairn Island, remote and wild, home to descendents of the Bounty, a South Pacific Shangri-La, shrouded in myth ....

But also, as the world would discover, a place of sinister secrets.

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