Willoughbyland

Willoughbyland England's Lost Colony

Paperback (10 Mar 2016) | English

Not available for sale

Includes delivery to USA

Out of stock

Synopsis

At the beginning of the 1650s, England was in ruins - wrecked, impoverished, grief-stricken by plague and civil war. Yet shimmering on the horizon was an intoxicating possibility, a vision of paradise: Willoughbyland.

Ambitious and free-thinking adventurers poured in, attracted by the toleration, the optimism, the rich soil and the promise of the gold of El Dorado. It was England's most hopeful colony.

But the Restoration saw the end of political freedom, and brought in its place spies, war, rebellion and treachery. The advent of racial slavery poisoned everything. What started out as a heaven was soon to become one of the cruellest places on earth.

The history of Willoughbyland is a microcosm of empire, its heady attractions and fatal dangers.

About the Publisher

Windmill Books

Windmill Books

Cornerstone’s Windmill imprint launched in 2009, publishing literary fiction and non-fiction in paperback. The list is comprised of prize winners, exceptional new voices and expert non-fiction writers publishing across a broad range of genres. In fiction we publish books by Aimee Bender, Douglas Coupland, James Ellroy, Jenni Fagan (Granta Best Young British Novelist 2013), Paul Harding (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Tinkers), Nick Harkaway, Jonathan Lee, Tim Pears, Anna Quindlen, and David Vann. Our non-fiction authors include Liaquat Ahamed (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Lords of Finance), Dan Cruickshank, Duncan Hamilton (two-time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year), Simon Heffer, Kevin Jackson, Marc Morris, Azar Nafisi and Matthew Parker.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099559399
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Windmill Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 988.301
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 294 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 298g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 25mm