The Beothuk Expedition by Derek Yetman

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Based on Cartwright's ill-fated expedition in search of the Beothuk. Jonah Squibb and his Royal Navy companions are tasked with making the first peaceful contact with the Beothuk in more than a century and a half. Conspiring against them are the unforgiving wilderness, unscrupulous merchants and politicians, and the Beothuk's mistrust of the party's motives. Greed and compassion collide in this robust and spirited novel that recreates the epic 1768 Cartwright mission to right the wrongs of a bloody past. The novel breathes new life to events that sealed the fate of the Beothuk and etched the very soul of Newfoundland.

About Derek Yetman

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Derek Yetman has been a writer and journalist for many years. A former naval reservist, his attachment to the nautical world continues as skipper of the sailboat Second Wind, and as secretaryof the Crowrsquo;s Nest Officersrsquo; Club. He lives and works in St. John's, NL.
Published September 30, 2011 by Breakwater Books Ltd.. 296 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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