CHILDREN My Story: No Way Back

by Valerie Wilding

Join Mary Wade on a long and perilous journey that begins in the slums of eighteenth century London. Aged thirteen, Mary is imprisoned in Newgate prison awaiting sentence of death for a petty theft. When her sentence is commuted to transportation she sets sail onboard a prison ship to the other side of the world. Australia brings the promise of a new life, but does Mary have what it takes to make it in the land of opportunity?

Although the book is set prior to the Victorian era, transportation to a penal colony was not abolished until 1868, the early Victorian era, and will provide a useful background to understanding the way in which wrongdoers were punished.

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My Story: No Way Back

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Scholastic 2012
ISBN: 9781407117843
Product Dimensions: 198 x 132 mm

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