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Storm Bay

Patricia Shaw

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Sagas, Historical fiction

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

Portsmouth, 1832. Once the pride of the British 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, but is shocked to discover that most of them 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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Patricia Shaw

Born in Melbourne, Patricia Shaw worked as a teacher, political journalist and an oral historian, before pursuing a literary career. Her novel THE FIVE WINDS won the prestigious Corine International Book Prize. Patricia lives on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.

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