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Literary Event, Sun 20 Nov 2016


Andrew Lambert: Crusoe’s Island: A Rich and Curious History of Pirates, Castaways and Madness

Join acclaimed naval historian Andrew Lambert as he off ers insight into the fascinating history of an island that has haunted our imagination and culture. Described by Dominic Sandbrook as ‘superbly evocative’, Crusoe’s Island charts the curious relationship between the British and an island on the other side of the world: Robinson Crusoe, in the South Pacific.

This tiny island has assumed a remarkable position in British culture, most famously in Daniel Defoe’s novel. Now, Andrew Lambert reveals the truth behind the legend of this place, bringing to life the voices of the visiting sailors, scientists and artists, as well as the wonders, tragedy and violence that they encountered.

Andrew Lambert is Professor of Naval History at King’s College, London. His books include Nelson: Britannia’s God of War; Admirals: The Naval Commanders Who Made Britain Great and Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Exploration. His highly successful history of the British Navy, War at Sea, was broadcast on BBC Two.

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Sun 20 Nov 2016 14:00





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Map reference: TQ 168734  Lat: 51.44793 Long: -0.31951

Rail: St Margarets (South West Trains)
Alternatively, you can catch a District Line train to Richmond and catch a South West Train to St Margaret's (1 stop)

Bus: 33, 490, H22, R68, R70 and 290. Alight at The Crown Pub/Lebanon Park

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from St Margarets station