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The Resource The exiles, Christina Baker Kline

The exiles, Christina Baker Kline

Label
The exiles
Title
The exiles
Statement of responsibility
Christina Baker Kline
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Australia, 1840: A country into which England is rapidly pouring its prisoners: largely men, but now an increasing number of women. With the indigenous population largely forcibly relocated, promised land of their own they will never receive, the growing population of former convicts is beginning to create a society of their own in "the land beyond the seas". Against this backdrop Christina Bake Kline bings us the intertwined stories of three characters: a naive young governess, seduced by her employer's son, arrested on trumped-up charges and sentenced to seven years' transport; the canny young thief, midwife, and herbalist she befriends aboard the ship; and an orphaned indigenous girl, taken from her people and brought to live with the family of the new governor of Van Diemen's Land. While life in Australia is punishing and often brutally unfair, it is also, for some, an opportunity: for redemption, for a new way of life, for unimagined freedom
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1964-
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Kline, Christina Baker
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Women
  • Female friendship
  • Penal colonies
  • Governesses
  • Life change events
  • Midwives
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The exiles, Christina Baker Kline
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251659767
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Harper Large Print edition.
Extent
437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780063028944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour map
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The exiles, Christina Baker Kline
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251659767
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Harper Large Print edition.
Extent
437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780063028944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour map
Specific material designation
large print

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