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The exiles : a novel
—Kline, Christina Baker, 1964- author.
Book
2020
14 available of 47 items

"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.

Item Details
Subjects:
Australia -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Exile (Punishment) -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- History -- Fiction.
Women -- Australia -- Fiction.
Genre:
Historical fiction.
ISBN:
9780063046740
9780062356345 (hardcover)
9780062356345
0063046741
0062356348
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
371 pages : colour map ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Link to PAC
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