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South of darkness
South of darkness
Marsden, John, 1950-2015
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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.
Main title:
South of darkness / John Marsden.
Imprint:
Australia : Read How You Want, [2015]
Collation:
i, 507 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Regular print edition published: Sydney, N.S.W. : Macmillan, 2014.Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781459689756
Dewey class:
A823.3
Language:
English
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Hampton LibraryLarge PrintLP MARSAvailable
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