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Author Marsden, John, 1950- author

Title South of darkness / John Marsden
Published Sydney, NSW : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014
Sydney, New South Wales Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014
©2014

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Description 376 pages : illustrations, maps (colour) ; 25 cm
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
Analysis Australian
Notes Maps on end pages
"An epic journey of a convict boy's extraordinary journey from Australia's master stroyteller" --Cover
Bibliography included in author's notes
Bibliography includes bibliographical references
Subject Prisoners -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Fiction.
Penal colonies.
Prisoners.
Adventure stories, Australian.
Australian fiction.
Prisoners -- Australia -- Botany Bay (N.S.W.) -- Fiction.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Botany Bay (N.S.W.) -- Fiction.
Botany Bay (N.S.W.)
Australia -- Fiction.
Botany Bay (N.S.W.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Action and adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction
Australian fiction
Adventure stories, Australian
Reading nook.
Novels.
ISBN 9781743531563