Discovering Fletcher

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 6 August 2017

The Mutiny on the Bounty, where Christian Fletcher offloaded Captain William Bligh and most of his supporters before ending up on Pitcairn Island, has been immortalised in print and on screen many times. But have we ever really had a full picture of Fletcher the man and his motives, beyond the drama? Auckland Novellist Graeme Lay, off the back of his fictionalised while factual account of Captain James Cook's life on land and at sea, has turned his attention to Christian Fletcher