Based on actual Endeavour stowaway Nicholas Young, this story uses the real 1768 diaries of Captain Cook and shipboard naturalist Joseph Banks to bring Young from a forgotten footnote into a living, breathing person.
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The brief diary entries adhere to the ship's actual itinerary and detail Nick's adventures (and misadventures), among them his ongoing run-ins with a vindictive midshipman (also documented), the excitement and danger of rounding Cape Horn and the captain's disappointment in the view of Venus's tr...| Read Full Review of Stowaway
Mr. Banks takes an interest in Nicholas, and the ship's surgeon is also very pleased with Nicholas's work.As the Endeavour sails on, Nicholas sees many strange places, including an island which the English call King George's Land.| Read Full Review of Stowaway
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