The Queen of Storytellers is back - with a triumphant tale of
one woman's struggle over adversity.
In 1786 a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad
was sentenced to be hung for theft. But her sentence was commuted,
and she was transported to Australia, one of the first convicts to
How Mary escaped the harsh existence of the colony and found
true love, and how she was captured and taken back to London in
chains, only to be released after a trial where she was defended by
no less than James Boswell, is one of the most gripping and moving
stories of human endeavour (based on an amazing true story) you
will ever read.