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Terrace Public Library KLI (Text) 35151001107424 Adult Fiction Not holdable Missing -

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  • ISBN: 9780062356345
  • Physical Description: 371 pages : colour map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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"Seduced by her employer's son, Evangeline, a naïve young governess in early nineteenth-century London, is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to the notorious Newgate Prison. After months in the fetid, overcrowded jail, she learns she is sentenced to 'the land beyond the seas,' Van Diemen's Land, a penal colony in Australia. Though uncertain of what awaits, Evangeline knows one thing: the child she carries will be born on the months-long voyage to this distant land. During the journey on a repurposed slave ship, the Medea, Evangeline strikes up a friendship with Hazel, a girl little older than her former pupils who was sentenced to seven years transport for stealing a silver spoon. Canny where Evangeline is guileless, Hazel--a skilled midwife and herbalist--is soon offering home remedies to both prisoners and sailors in return for a variety of favors."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Exile (Punishment) > Fiction.
Women > Australia > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Penal colonies > Australia > History > Fiction.
Australia > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.

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