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A story of a young officer's wife travelling to Australia with her husband to the colony of New South Wales in 1814. She is so horrified by conditions that she cultivates an English garden with the help of her convict manservant, Daniel. Her husband's illness and her sense of having been betrayed by him harden her character. Gives a very good account of conditions and historical characters of that time. A surprise ending!
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   British    -   Australian (mate!) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction

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