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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.
©2014 John Marsden (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rachael on 02-22-15

Love this book and John Marsden

Thanks for another amazing story. I feel the ending leaves opportunity to continue with the tales of Barnaby. I look forward to the next installment.

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By Mrs AlisonDown on 02-16-16

Great historical novel

Really interesting book about transpirtation to Australia for the convicts. Describes all the convicts had to endure well X really enjoyed it

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By Kim on 07-07-17

An epic tale!

Fantastic story painting a great picture of many stages of the convict life and early australia.
I initially found the reader difficult to listen to and found it distracting from the story but once i became used to it, it added to the telling of the story.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jacqui Daniels-Gillen on 06-24-17

South of Darkness

It meandered along with no real gripping moments... the ending was too cheesy and I didn't really get a feel of Australia about it. A few amusing moments on the streets and in the church but dragged out..

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