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The penal colony

1st ed.
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This edition published in by Morrow in New York.

Written in English

311 pages

Blurb from the first edition (1987)

It is 1997. The British government now runs island prison colonies to take dangerous offenders from its overcrowded mainland jails.

Among all these colonies, Sert, 25 miles off the north Cornish coast, has the worst reputation. There are no warders. Satellite technology is used to keep the convicts under watch. New arrivals are dumped by helicopter and must learn to survive as best they can.

To Sert, one afternoon in July, is brought Anthony John Routledge, sentenced for a sex-murder he did not commit.

Routledge knows he is here for ever. And he knows he must quickly forget the rules of civilized life.

But not all the islanders are savages. Under the charismatic leadership of one man a community has evolved. A community with harsh and unyielding rules, peopled by resourceful men for whom the hopeless dream of escape may not be so hopeless after all ...

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Cover of: The penal colony.
The penal colony.
1988, Grafton
in English
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The penal colony
1988, Morrow
in English - 1st ed.
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The Penal colony
1987, Grafton
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The penal colony

First published in 1987



The penal colony

1st ed.

This edition published in by Morrow in New York.


First Sentence

"Routledge became conscious."

Edition Description

Blurb from the first edition (1987)

It is 1997. The British government now runs island prison colonies to take dangerous offenders from its overcrowded mainland jails.

Among all these colonies, Sert, 25 miles off the north Cornish coast, has the worst reputation. There are no warders. Satellite technology is used to keep the convicts under watch. New arrivals are dumped by helicopter and must learn to survive as best they can.

To Sert, one afternoon in July, is brought Anthony John Routledge, sentenced for a sex-murder he did not commit.

Routledge knows he is here for ever. And he knows he must quickly forget the rules of civilized life.

But not all the islanders are savages. Under the charismatic leadership of one man a community has evolved. A community with harsh and unyielding rules, peopled by resourceful men for whom the hopeless dream of escape may not be so hopeless after all ...

Edition Notes

Available in eBook and plain text formats at RichardHerley.com

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6058.E65 P4 1988

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2391903M
Internet Archive
penalcolony00herl
ISBN 10
0688066224
LC Control Number
87021336
Library Thing
407068
Goodreads
603444

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