A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious damage to the cover. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (minimal scuff marks and scratches, but no holes or tears). Binding has minimal wear. All pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.
"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."
Hardback | 404 pages
140 x 237 x 33mm | 722g
01 Oct 2001
Picador Pan Macmillan