Foreword Reviews

Boon Island

A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism

2012 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, History (Adult Nonfiction)

In April of 1711, the streets of London were buzzing with a dark tale from the colonies: The Nottingham Galley had wrecked, stranding its passengers and – it was whispered – driving them to cannibalism. The ship’s captain, John Deane of Wilford, gave a straight-forward account of bad weather and worse luck. But when the surviving sailors returned to Britain, they had a more sinister story to tell. Here, the authors shed new light on one of history’s most enduring mysteries.