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Published: 11 August 2011

448 Pages | 8pp black and white plates


ISBN: 9780199695935

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A Merciless Place

The Lost Story of Britain's Convict Disaster in Africa

Emma Christopher

  • The story of convict transportation between the American Revolution and the settlement of Australia - now told for the first time
  • Recaptures the saga of forgotten convict men and women scattered to the African slave forts - and the disasters which ensured
  • Illuminates the previously unexplored pre-history to the of 'improbable birth' of Australia