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The night flower

Author: Sarah Stovell
Publisher: London : Tindal Street Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two girls are brought together under the worst of circumstances: a prison ship taking them from London to parts beyond the sea. Miriam is a Romany girl drawn from freedom in the hills of the North-West to the city to eke a living playing her tin-whistle in a place where her people are despised. When her mother dies, she was caught breaking-and-entering and sentenced to transportation. Rose has been brought up to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Stovell
ISBN: 9781906994402 1906994404 9781906994211 1906994218
OCLC Number: 815366717
Description: 339 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Stovell.

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A Romany girl and a disgraced governess are transported as convicts to Tasmania in this hugely entertaining Victorian gothic  Read more...

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Prejudice, Piety, and Prostitution in 'parts beyond the seas' are the themes explored in Sarah Stovell's original and moving Victorian novel -- Essie Fox

 
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