Combining human disaster, dramatic history, travel-writing and brilliant analysis - this is a breathtaking work of narrative non-fiction
Peter Morgan is a reporter for ITN's Channel Four News. He has written several plays for radio and theatre. His first radio play won the Society of Authors new writing award for 2000.
'As a miniature study in colonialism and as an lesson in what happens to enlightened values under duress - almost an adult Lord of the Flies - his book is hard to beat' Financial Times 'Peter Morgan is an able storyteller, giving good detail on the social and political life of the island' The Times