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I borrowed this book to read from a friend and, it was such a good read that I decided to buy a copy for myself.
Sian Rees' fast-moving book _The Floating Brothel_ reads more like a work of historical adventure fiction rather than a dry documentary based on real events.
Sian Rees has drummed up a very readable and very interesting account of the transport ship Lady Julian (strange name!)
This book grabbed me from page one, & I had difficulty setting it down. History buffs will enjoy reading about the harsh realities of life & crime in Britain in the 1700s, but I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by NHBunion
Apart of Australia's foundation that is not generally known. A subject that is generally pushed aside, pretending that it doesn't exist. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lance Dowle
Interesting true story. Brutal times for all, but especially women. It was kind of slow reading, but well worth it for the insights it provided.Published 21 months ago by Christine M Gallagher
The first few chapters are so terribly boring I didn't think I would be able to persevere through them; anecdotal listing of people, where they were from, their crimes, and their... Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by TypicalHippieGirl
I purchased this book to replace the copy I purchased at least 12 years ago. I have enthused about it and lent it to many friends over the years but last time it didn't come back,... Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by Linda Daniell
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I am directly related to one of the characters Ann Mash (Marsh). This has given me an insight to the hardships of the times and her life .Published on December 6, 2012 by GailVS
I borrowed this book to read from a friend and, it was such a good read that I decided to buy a copy for myself. Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by 25kimmys25
This book is a highly entertaining account of not only populating Sydney Cove in Australia, but of an 18th century awe inspiring sea adventure. Read morePublished on October 14, 2011 by Thomas Grover
The most fascinating of this book is that it is a true story, based on written information from the past!
Not a very flowing read. But an account of happenings and people. Read more