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Posted on 3 Jun 2019 in Giveaways & Quizzes |

Marvellous Monday Giveaway

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This week week our giveaway features two remarkable convict women:  Meg Keneally’s new novel Fled, based on the life of Mary Bryant, and Jessica North’s biography Esther, about the First Fleet girl who became First Lady of the colony.  To go in the draw to win both books, simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au by midnight Monday 3 June 2019 with ‘Monday’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email. As we cannot afford to post giveaways overseas, entries from Australian residents only, please. Here are the details of this week’s books:

Meg Keneally Fled

Historian Clare Wright has called this novel ‘An irresistible feast of history, adventure, intrigue and tragedy …’ Based on the real-life story of convict Mary Bryant, Meg Keneally tells the story of Jenny Trelawney, a successful highwaywoman – until her luck runs out. Transported to Botany Bay, Jenny becomes the leader in a grand plot of escape –  in a small open boat on an unknown ocean.

Courtesy of Echo Publishing

 

 

Jessica North Esther

At the age of just 16, Esther was convicted at the Old Bailey for stealing 24 yards of black silk lace and sentenced to transportation. She became the servant, and in time, lover of first lieutenant George Johnston, who would lead the Rum Rebellion and become Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales. NRB’s reviewer Ann Skea wrote: ‘Esther was clearly an intelligent, resourceful, independent and determined woman. Her remarkable life is well worth telling and North tells it well …’ You can read Ann’s review in full here.

Courtesy of Allen & Unwin

 

Remember, to go in the draw to win these two books simply email editors@newtownreviewofbooks.com.au by midnight Monday 3 June 2019 with ‘Monday’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email.