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The Resource South of darkness, John Marsden

South of darkness, John Marsden

Label
South of darkness
Title
South of darkness
Statement of responsibility
John Marsden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Barnaby Fletch is a bag-and-bones orphan in London in the late 1700s. Barnaby lives on his wits and ill-gotten gains, on streets seething with the press of the throng and shadowed by sinister figures. Life is a precarious business. When he hears of a paradise on the other side of the world- a place called Botany Bay - he decides to commit a crime and get himself transported to a new life, a better life. To succeed, he must survive the trials of Newgate Prison, the stinking hull of a prison ship and the unknown terrors of a journey across the world. And Botany Bay is far from the paradise Barnaby has imagined. When his past and present suddenly collide, he is soon fleeing for his life - once again. A riveting story of courage, hope and extraordinary adventure
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Barnaby Fletch is a bag-and-bones orphan in London in the late 1700s. Barnaby lives on his wits and ill-gotten gains, on streets seething with the press of the throng and shadowed by sinister figures. Life is a precarious business. When he hears of a paradise on the other side of the world- a place called Botany Bay - he decides to commit a crime and get himself transported to a new life, a better life. To succeed, he must survive the trials of Newgate Prison, the stinking hull of a prison ship and the unknown terrors of a journey across the world. And Botany Bay is far from the paradise Barnaby has imagined. When his past and present suddenly collide, he is soon fleeing for his life - once again. A riveting story of courage, hope and extraordinary adventure
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446840
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Marsden, John
Dewey number
823.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Convicts
  • Convicts
  • Penal colonies
  • Botany Bay (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
South of darkness, John Marsden
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053358543
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781743531563
System control number
(OCoLC)889929042
Label
South of darkness, John Marsden
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053358543
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781743531563
System control number
(OCoLC)889929042

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