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The gallows bird [eBook]

Sumner, Barbara2024
London 1833: The cast-out child of an aristocratic mother, Hannah 'Birdie' Bird is a laundry maid with a hidden past and a suspicion that the wealthy family she serves is hers. Longing for beauty and liberation, Birdie risks everything to change her circumstances. She falls into love and crime, committing an audacious heist. When she is betrayed, she finds herself swept into a wave of female convicts, transported to the ends of her known world. The journey to the early Australian settlement drives the women to deepest despair. Birdie finds wonder in even this darkest hour, and forms deep bonds with her fellow prisoners. But greater than even the trials onboard is the fear of what awaits them in Sydney Cove. What chance does Birdie have of beating the odds? Can she fight her way to freedom? Draw from the rarely celebrated true stories of female convicts, this striking debut vividly evokes a far-off time.
Main title:
The gallows bird [eBook] / Barbara Sumner.
[New South Wales] : Pantera Press, 2024.
Downloadable eBook.Fiction.
Interest age level: Adult.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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