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Abandoned Women


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Table of Contents

1 'Fully ripe for transportation'

2 'Transported beyond seas'

3 Deaths in the Female Factory

4 Finding a bearable place

5 'These rebellious hussies'

6 Taking the children away

7 Orphans of the Atwick

8 Motherhood under sentence

9 The vagaries of freedom

10 The last survivors


List of the Scottish convicts on the Atwick


A note on sources

Select bibliography


About the Author

LUCY FROST has spent a career researching and writing about nineteenth-century women. She is the author of No Place for a Nervous Lady and other books on women's experience.


'Her superb research and sympathetic reconstructions of nineteenth-century Scotland and Australia bring to life a long-forgotten but fascinating group of women.' - Sian Rees, author of The Floating Brothel..

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