The Grave Tattoo

The Grave Tattoo

eBook - 2009
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Summer in the Lake District and torrential rain uncovers a bizarrely tattooed body on a hillside. But that is not the only thing to come to the surface: centuries-old tales involving the legendary Pitcairn Massacre are being told again. Did Fletcher Christian, mutinous First Mate on the ill-fated Bounty, fake his own death in order to return home in secret? Wordsworth scholar Jane Gresham wants to know the truth. There are persistent rumours that the Lakeland poet, a childhood friend of Christian's, harboured the fugitive and turned his tale into an epic poem - a narrative that has since remained hidden. But as she follows each new lead, death follows hard on her heels. Suddenly, a 200-year-old mystery is putting lives on the line. And against the dramatic backdrop of England's Lake District, a drama of life and death plays out, its ultimate prize a bounty worth millions.
Publisher: Glasgow :, HarperCollins,, 2009.
ISBN: 9780007327669
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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TechWriter1
Aug 06, 2016

An OK read. It bordered on being a bit of a potboiler but I stuck with it.

plush32 Oct 04, 2014

Excellent story, interesting and varied characters, wonderfully well written.
I found the historical and literary connections intriguing and was entertained all the way through.

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Liselara
Aug 21, 2013

This was an interesting (but convoluted) read but the problem here is that it's hard to discern was is factual and what is made up. I had no idea that "Mutiny on the Bounty" was historical but this is one of those stories where "things may or may not have happened". I found it very frustrating, especially the end.

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WMP
Aug 31, 2011

Fairly good book. Hard to get into at start. A little too much reference to literary works and authors for my liking which detracted from the story as many of the references I was not aware of.

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