Books: Take a journey with Captain Cook's Apprentice
IT MAY BE fiction, but the cabin boy's story of Captain Cook's greatest voyage of discovery to Australia is still enthralling tale told by award-winning author Anthony Hill.
When young Isaac Manley sailed on the Endeavour from England in 1768, no one on board knew if a mysterious southern continent existed in the vast Pacific Ocean. It would be a voyage full of uncertainties and terrors.
During the course of the three-year journey, Isaac's eyes are opened to all the brutal realities of life at sea - floggings, storms, press-gangs, the deaths of fellow crewmen, and violent clashes on distant shores.
Isaac also experiences the tropical beauty of Tahiti, where he becomes enchanted with a beautiful Tahitian girl. He sees the wonders of New Zealand and is there when the men of the Endeavour first glimpse the east coast of Australia, anchor in Botany Bay, and run aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
Acclaimed and award-winning historical novelist Anthony Hill brings to life in Captain Cook's Apprentice this landmark voyage with warmth, insight and vivid detail in this exciting and enlightening tale of adventure and discovery.
Published by Penguin, Anthony Hill's Captain Cook's Apprentice is available in bookshops for the RRP $32.99 and as an ebook.