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About the book
  • Published: 3 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141046082
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $19.99

Remember Me




Mary, a Cornish mariner's daughter, makes the biggest mistake of her short life when she steals a silk hat. Convicted and sentenced to be transported to Australia, she endures horrific conditions aboard ship before landing in a brutal and barbaric country.

In 1786 a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad was sentenced to be hung for theft. But her sentence was commuted, and she was transported to Australia, one of the first convicts to arrive there.
How Mary escaped the harsh existence of the colony and found true love, and how she was captured and taken back to London in chains, only to be released after a trial where she was defended by no less than James Boswell, is one of the most gripping and moving stories of human endeavour (based on an amazing true story) you will ever read.

  • Pub date: 3 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141046082
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse was brought up in South London in various orphanages from the age of three. She learned about the Soho club scene and the music business during the Sixties with the late John Pritchard. Her novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Lesley has three daughters and three grandchildren and lives in Bristol.

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