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1999 - Glynn Christian's Fragile Paradise

Glynn Christian, the great-great-great-great-grandson of the Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian talks to Brian Edwards about his family heritage and how he came to write the  story behind the 1789 Mutiny .

Glynn Christian, explains how he first learned of the Mutiny on the Bounty on 28 April 1789, and how he came to write the story of two friends became mortal enemies in a mighty clash of wills. He tells of his research into the background and character of the men,  what he discovered about events and life in the months leading up to the mutiny, and  the pivotal role women played afterwards in the mutineers extraordinary voyage to find sanctuary . Without the skills of the Polynesian women they kidnapped, the mutineers would not have survived on Pitcairn Island. In this exchange, Glynn Christian outlines why he thinks his great-great-great-great-grandfather found and lost paradise in the South Pacific and how, 2 centuries later, he came to discover the truth.