The Fatal Shore

Robert Hughes, Author
Robert Hughes, Author Vintage Books USA $19.95 (752p) ISBN 978-0-394-75366-9
Reviewed on: 02/12/1988
Release date: 02/01/1988
Hughes, art critic at Time, offers a vast and entertaining history of his native land's early years as a ""thief colony,'' i.e., the place to which, beginning in 1788, Britain transported some 160,000 convicts. ``The book abounds with stories of these exiles,'' PW wrote. (February)
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