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Jenny Gwyn has proven herself a survivor. Faced with destitution after the death of her father, she toughens her skin to become a highwaywoman in order to support her impoverished family. But one fatal mistake leads to her arrest, and the king's justice demands her death. Rather than beg for mercy, Jenny condemns the system that would have her choose between obeying the law and dying and breaking it for a chance to live. Her ferocity convinces the judge to spare her life, sentencing her and dozens of other convicts to a transport across the world to help settle England's newest colony in Australia.After being contained on a filthy ship and selling her body for protection, Jenny is horrified to learn that her struggles have only just begun. The harsh landscape of Sydney Cove isn't welcoming to its new settlers, and despite the lack of shackles, she and the others are still prisoners under the strict watch of Governor Edward Lockharty. Jenny refuses to submit to the governor or to the barren land. Determined to find a better life for herself and her children, she braves a sea journey of over three thousand miles in a small rowboat for a chance at a future worth fighting for.Based on the true story of Mary Bryant, an iconic figure in the foundational lore of Australia as Great Britain's penal colony, Fled is a sweeping, heart-wrenching account of one woman's life-long search for freedom.
Dreamscape Media, 9781662068331
Publication Date: March 8, 2021
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