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Storm Bay
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Once the pride of the British Navy's East India fleet, the Veritas has fallen on hard times. She is now a transport ship, her cargo prisoners of the Crown, her destination the penal settlement of Van Diemen's Land, now known as Tasmania, the southernmost State of Australia. Pastor Bob Cookson tries to offer solace to the convicts on board. He meets Angus McLeod, a hard-liner on the rights of workers, who is about to enter a world where no such rights exist; Lester Harris, a farmer, who insists his wife follows him to the Antipodes; and Sean Shanahan, miserably separated from the love of his life. Cookson is shocked to discover that most of the men have committed only trivial offences. He suspects a conspiracy to empty British prisons, but finds a more sinister motive at work.
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A powerful testament to the human spirit, STORM BAY looks back to the early days of Van Dieman's Land and the thousands of prisoners who suffered to create a great State and earn the respect of a nation

About the Author

Born in Melbourne, Patricia Shaw worked as a teacher, political journalist and an oral historian, before pursuing a literary career. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

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