Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners. Pages are sunned
For the crime of robbing a wealthy woman of a silk bonnet and a few guineas, an illiterate Cornish woman faces the hangman's noose. Her death sentence is commuted; instead, she finds herself transported in chains on the First Fleet to Botany Bay, New South Wales to serve seven years of penal servitude.
So begins the extraordinary but true story of legendary Mary Bryant (nee Broad), the only female convict to escape from Botany Bay and whose open-boat escape voyage with her husband, two children and seven other convicts, must rank along with Captain Bligh's as one of the most amazing and courageous in history. (publisher blurb)