A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
|Seller Notes:||“Slight Creasing To Spine and Wear To Edges Of Pages”|
|Description||In July 1789, 237 women convicts left England for Botany Bay in Australia on board a ship called The Lady Julian, destined to provide sexual services and a breeding bank for the men already there. This is the enthralling story of the women and their voyage. Based on painstaking research into contemporary sources such as letters, trial records and the first-hand account of the voyage written by the ship's steward, John Nicol, this is a riveting work of recovered history. The Floating Brothel brilliantly conjures up the sights, sounds and particularly the smells of life on board ship at the time and is populated by a cast of larger-than-life characters you will never forget.|
|Author Biography||Sian Rees was born in Cornwall to a family of sailors and boatbuilders. She studied history at university and first became interested in the transportation of female convicts to Australia when she was living there. This is her first book.|
|Prizes||Shortlisted for WH Smith Book Awards (General Knowledge) 2002.|
|Publisher||Headline Publishing Group|
|Date of Publication||07/01/2002|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||106948800|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Content Note||8pp b&w photographs|
|Format Details||B-format paperback|
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