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A long way home

Author: Mike Walker
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Born a fisherman's daughter in 18th century Cornwall, poverty and ambition drove Mary Broad to become a daring highwaywoman. Arrested and tried, she was sentenced to be transported on the first convict fleet sent to the unknown continent of Australia. Despite brutality and starvation, she survived, married and had children and, with her husband, Will Bryant, stole an open boat and sailed 3,500 miles over unknown
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mary Bryant; Arthur Phillip; James Boswell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Walker
ISBN: 0470093463 9780470093467
OCLC Number: 57382389
Notes: "The life and adventures of the convict Mary Bryant"--Jacket.
Description: vii, 415 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: In Memory --
Openings --
The Story --
The History --
Eighteenth-century Slang.
Responsibility: Mike Walker.
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"Born a fisherman's daughter in 18th century Cornwall, poverty and ambition drove Mary Broad to become a daring highwaywoman. Arrested and tried, she was sentenced to be transported on the first convict fleet sent to the unknown continent of Australia. Despite brutality and starvation, she survived, married and had children and, with her husband, Will Bryant, stole an open boat and sailed 3,500 miles over unknown oceans to escape to Timor. Here she was captured by the sadistic Captain Edwards, who was hunting the Bounty mutineers, and returned, under appalling conditions, to Britain where she faced certain death in the execution yard at Newgate prison."

"A Long Way Home tells the incredible and heart rending story of Mary and of the two extraordinary men whose lives became entangled with hers; the naval spy and brilliant seaman, Captain Arthur Phillip, who founded the first colony in Australia, and James Boswell, rake and biographer, who, at the end of a misspent life, found a cause worth fighting for."--Jacket.

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