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The Exiles

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Author: Christina Baker Kline

Genre: Literary Fiction
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749026394
Pub. Date: 20th May 2021

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London, 1840.  Evangeline, pregnant and falsely accused of stealing, has languished in Newgate prison for  months. Ahead now lies the journey to Australia on a prison ship. On board, Evangeline befriends Hazel, sentenced to seven years’ transport for theft. Soon Hazel’s path will cross with an orphaned indigenous girl. Mathinna is ‘adopted’ by the new governor of Tasmania where the family treat her more like a curiosity than a child. 

Amid hardships and cruelties, new life will take root in stolen soil, friendships will define lives, and some will find their place in a new society in the land beyond the seas.

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