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The Resource Alias Blind Larry : the mostly true memoir of James Laurence, the singing convict, by Rob Wills

Alias Blind Larry : the mostly true memoir of James Laurence, the singing convict, by Rob Wills

Label
Alias Blind Larry : the mostly true memoir of James Laurence, the singing convict
Title
Alias Blind Larry
Title remainder
the mostly true memoir of James Laurence, the singing convict
Statement of responsibility
by Rob Wills
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alias Blind Larry is a convict story, an adventure story, a colonial story, a Jewish story, a theatrical story. A story of cruelty, resilience, cheek and humour, and it is mostly true. Born in London in 1793, the son of a poor diamond cutter, young James Laurence travelled to Jamaica, the USA and Canada, clerking, acting, impersonating, singing, forging and defrauding before he was transported to NSW in 1814 for jewel theft. He served time in every penal settlement in NSW, singing and thieving when he was free. He wrote his memoir on Norfolk Island in 1842, just before his release. Then even more adventures followed. A fascinating piece of history, untold until now. Through the narrative of Laurence?s life, Alias Blind Larry re-creates a whole period of history."--Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Rob
Dewey number
994.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laurence, James
  • Laurence, James
  • Convicts
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
Label
Alias Blind Larry : the mostly true memoir of James Laurence, the singing convict, by Rob Wills
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057153225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925333114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)929784565
Label
Alias Blind Larry : the mostly true memoir of James Laurence, the singing convict, by Rob Wills
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057153225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925333114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)929784565

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