Mutiny on the Bounty

Publisher: Anchor Canada
An action-packed fictional telling of the events on the HMS Bounty.

Fourteen-year-old John Jacob Turnstile has gotten into trouble with the police on one too many occasions and is on his way to prison when an offer is put to him - a ship has been refitted over the last few months and is about to set sail with an important mission. The boy who was expected to serve as the captain’s personal valet has been injured and a replacement must be found immediately. The deal is struck and Turnstile finds himself onboard, meeting the captain, just as the ship sets sail.

The ship is the HMS Bounty, the captain is William Bligh, and their destination is Tahiti.

Mutiny on the Bounty is the first novel to explore all the events relating to the Bounty’s voyage, from their long journey across the ocean to their adventures on the island of Tahiti and the subsequent forty-eight-day expedition towards Timor. A vivid recreation of the famous mutiny, the story is packed with humour, violence, and historical detail, presenting a very different portrait of Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian than has been shown before.

From the Hardcover edition.


Chapter 1

There was once a gentleman, a tall fellow with an air of superiority about him, who made it his business to come down to the marketplace in Portsmouth on the first Sunday of every month in order to replenish his library.

I knew him first on account of the carriage that his man drove him in....
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"A mesmerizing tour-de-force . . . this is a remarkable and compelling piece of storytelling." — The Irish Times

"Enthralling. . . . Written with a total command of naval expertise . . . Mutiny on the Bounty is storytelling at its most accomplished." — The Independent (UK)

From the Hardcover edition.