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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

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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
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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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Rob
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laurence, James
  • Convicts
  • Prisoners
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Alias Blind Larry : the mostly true memoir of James Laurence, the singing convict, by Rob Wills
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225870771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of illustrations
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925333114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
Label
Alias Blind Larry : the mostly true memoir of James Laurence, the singing convict, by Rob Wills
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225870771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of illustrations
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925333114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles

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