Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: The Fatal Shore

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Fatal Shore: The Epic Of Australia's Founding by Robert Hughes p. 38

"Clearly transportation [of criminals] must begin again--but to where? They chose the least imaginable spot on earth, which had been visited only once by white men."

Do you know why they had to begin transporting criminal elsewhere? Because their previous penal colony - Georgia - was in America which had revolted and thrown off the crown. And it was actually preferable to the conditions in British jails.

1 comment:

Tea said...

Interesting, I had no idea Georgia had anything to do with the situation.