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A Cargo of Women: Susannah Watson and the Convicts of the Princess Royal

£10.99

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Paperback book with protective laminate dust jacket. Light wear to dust jacket and page edges. Light yellow stain on page 10. Spine in good condition. Former library copy, with sticker mark inside front cover and library stamp on contents page.

Through imaginative use of detailed research, Babette Smith presents a personalised view of this group of women. She traces their stories, presenting us with a patchwork image of individual lives that are both rich and varied, and often poignantly tragic. We encounter their despair at being parted from their families and particular concern for the children left behind, their experiences of assigned service in the colony, the marriages that could provide salvation or the final degradation, the opportunities that existed for a new life in a society more socially mobile. Framing them all is the story of the indomitable Susannah Watson who, trapped in the crowded filthy slums of Nottingham, stole because she 'could not bear to see her children starving'. Separated forever from her husband and four children; she was transported for 14 years, but served 16. She endured the convict system at its worst, yet emerged triumphant to die in her bed aged 83 singing 'Rock of Ages'.

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Author(s):
Smith, Babette
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1877058335
ISBN-13:
9781877058332
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd

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Paperback book with protective laminate dust jacket. Light wear to dust jacket and page edges. Light yellow stain on page 10. Spine in good condition. Former library copy, with sticker mark inside front cover and library stamp on contents page.

Through imaginative use of detailed research, Babette Smith presents a personalised view of this group of women. She traces their stories, presenting us with a patchwork image of individual lives that are both rich and varied, and often poignantly tragic. We encounter their despair at being parted from their families and particular concern for the children left behind, their experiences of assigned service in the colony, the marriages that could provide salvation or the final degradation, the opportunities that existed for a new life in a society more socially mobile. Framing them all is the story of the indomitable Susannah Watson who, trapped in the crowded filthy slums of Nottingham, stole because she 'could not bear to see her children starving'. Separated forever from her husband and four children; she was transported for 14 years, but served 16. She endured the convict system at its worst, yet emerged triumphant to die in her bed aged 83 singing 'Rock of Ages'.

Author(s):
Smith, Babette
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1877058335
ISBN-13:
9781877058332
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd

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