[Reading] ➾ The Exiles By Christina Baker Kline – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

The Exiles The Author Of The New York Times Bestseller Orphan Train Returns With An Ambitious, Emotionally Resonant Novel That Captures The Hardship, Oppression, Opportunity And Hope Of A Trio Of Women S Lives In Nineteenth Century AustraliaSeduced By Her Employer S Son, Evangeline, A Na Ve Young Governess In Early Nineteenth Century London, Is Discharged When Her Pregnancy Is Discovered And Sent To The Notorious Newgate Prison After Months In The Fetid, Overcrowded Jail, She Learns She Is Sentenced To The Land Beyond The Seas, Van Diemen S Land, A Penal Colony In Australia Though Uncertain Of What Awaits, Evangeline Knows One Thing The Child She Carries Will Be Born On The Months Long Voyage To This Distant LandDuring The Journey On A Repurposed Slave Ship, The Medea, Evangeline Strikes Up A Friendship With Hazel, A Girl Little Older Than Her Former Pupils Who Was Sentenced To Seven Years Transport For Stealing A Silver Spoon Canny Where Evangeline Is Guileless, Hazel A Skilled Midwife And Herbalist Is Soon Offering Home Remedies To Both Prisoners And Sailors In Return For A Variety Of FavorsThough Australia Has Been Home To Aboriginal People For Than , Years, The British Government In The S Considers Its Fledgling Colony Uninhabited And Unsettled, And Views The Natives As An Unpleasant Nuisance By The Time The Medea Arrives, Many Of Them Have Been Forcibly Relocated, Their Land Seized By White Colonists One Of These Relocated People Is Mathinna, The Orphaned Daughter Of The Chief Of The Lowreenne Tribe, Who Has Been Adopted By The New Governor Of Van Diemen S LandIn This Gorgeous Novel, Christina Baker Kline Brilliantly Recreates The Beginnings Of A New Society In A Beautiful And Challenging Land, Telling The Story Of Australia From A Fresh Perspective, Through The Experiences Of Evangeline, Hazel, And Mathinna While Life In Australia Is Punishing And Often Brutally Unfair, It Is Also, For Some, An Opportunity For Redemption, For A New Way Of Life, For Unimagined Freedom Told In Exquisite Detail And Incisive Prose, Tin Ticket Is A Story Of Grace Born From Hardship, The Unbreakable Bonds Of Female Friendships, And The Unfettering Of Legacy

10 thoughts on “The Exiles

  1. says:

    I was so excited to have received an advanced copy of this as Christina Baker Kline is one of my favorite authors Once again she has created a literary sensation Ive noticed that there is not a lot of contemporary historical fiction set in Australia, so I was thrilled to read about both the plight of prisoners exiled from England, as well as the aboriginal people Kline is an exquisite writer who paints pictures of both the well drawn characters and the harsh settings, which include the portrayal of the brutal conditions of both the English and Australian prisons, as well as the hardships the prisoners faced on the former slave ship as they journey from England to the prison colony known today as Tasmania Kline has obviously done extensive research and has turned it into what will be a huge 2020 hit in the historical fiction genre.Many thanks to Edelweiss, Netgalley, William Morrow and Christina Baker Kline for my complimentary e copy ARC in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own.

  2. says:

    review to come

  3. says:

    I m confused there is another book entitled Tin Ticket by Deborah Swiss which is the non fiction historical account of the plight of Australia s convict women How can this have the same title Seems like plagiarism to me especially as this book is still 6 months pre publication

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