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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

“Waiting On” Wednesday: The Tin Ticket

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women by Deborah J. Swiss

From the publisher:
The heartbreaking and triumphant true story of women exiled from the British Isles who created the most liberated society of their time.

The Tin Ticket takes readers to the dawn of the nineteenth century and into the lives of three women arrested and sent into suffering and slavery in Australia and Tasmania-and who overcame their fates unlike any other women in the world at the time.

It is the story of Agnes McMillan, whose defiance and resilience carried her to a far more dramatic rebellion; Ludlow Tedder, forced to choose just one of her four children to accompany her to the other side of the world; and Bridget Mulligan, who gave birth to a line of powerful women stretching to the present day. It also tells the tale of Elizabeth Gurney Fry, a Quaker reformer who touched all their lives.

Ultimately, this is a story of women discarded by their homeland and forgotten by history-who, by sheer force of will, become the heart and soul of a new nation.

Publishing 10/5/2010 by Berkeley Publishing Group

5 comments:

TheBookGirl said...

Hi Carin

Sounds like a really interesting read! Thanks for showcasing it:)

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Sounds really good! Nice pick!

Heather said...

New follower here! Your blog is full of amazing and useful information! I'm sorry to say mine isn't, lol, but please stop by and check out my pick for Wednesday:

http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2010/09/waiting-on-wednesday_08.html

jackie b central texas said...

this period in history always fascinated me, hope you get your WOW!



My WOW this week at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories is for a Historical Romance...

jackie ^_^

Lori said...

I hope that when you get your book, you enjoy it. Here is what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.