The Penal Colony

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Random House Publishing Group, May 1, 1989 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Sentenced for a murder he did not commit, Anthony John Routledge is sent to Sert, a penal island off the Cornish coast, where he must forget the rules of civilized life in order to survive

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This was a good change of pace book for me. - Goodreads
Very bleak but a real page turner. - Goodreads
A very interesting premise this. - Goodreads
I couldn't get into the story or the writing style - Goodreads
Well written, good plot and good characters. - Goodreads
... and some really rich prose... - Goodreads

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User Review  - Wanda Hartzenberg - Goodreads

Ok as for plot. Extensive descriptive language building up a world that never actually plays out the bad and evil but the reader is in no doubt that the bad and evil exist and to what a degree. For ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diane Lybbert - Goodreads

In the not-too-distant future, Great Britain sets up penal colonies on the outlying islands offshore. Convicts are dropped off by helicopter and left to fend for themselves. Routhledge, sentenced to ... Read full review


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