South of Darkness

Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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A riveting story of courage, hope and extraordinary adventure.

"You will hardly read a more fascinating account of a convict's voyage to Australia" Australian Book Review

Thirteen-year-old Barnaby Fletch is a bag-and-bones orphan in London in the late 1700s.

Barnaby lives on his wits and ill-gotten gains, on streets seething with the press of the throng and shadowed by sinister figures. Life is a precarious business.

When he hears of a paradise on the other side of the world- a place called Botany Bay - he decides to commit a crime and get himself transported to a new life, a better life.

To succeed, he must survive the trials of Newgate Prison, the stinking hull of a prison ship and the unknown terrors of a journey across the world.

And Botany Bay is far from the paradise Barnaby has imagined. When his past and present suddenly collide, he is soon fleeing for his life - once again.

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Publisher
Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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Published on
Nov 1, 2014
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781743531570
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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