(From the publisher):
Set in the England and Australia of the late eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries, this is a compelling and convincing story told with vivid authenticity. The adventures of the bold and reckless Carolan -- in the East End, in Newgate Jail, and aboard the prison ship transporting her to Australia -- forcefully recreate the perversion, vice and cruelty of that age. Once in Sydney Carolan, now a convict maidservant, seeks freedom and status. But the way she chooses to ensure her future is such that it will haunt her for the rest of her life...
Original title: Beyond the Blue Mountains
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ The Antipodes (everything Else)