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Scapegallows-SIGNED, LOCATED & DATED FIRST PRINTING

Birch, Carol

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ISBN 10: 184408390X / ISBN 13: 9781844083909
Editorial: Virago, London, 2007
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Fine first printing in near fine dustwrapper. The book is square, tight and clean. The dustwrapper is complete, unclipped and with just minimal shelfwear evident. An unread copy. Signed, located and dated by the author to the title page: 'Carol Birch Cheltenham 15/10/11'. Scarce as a signed first edition. As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. N° de ref. de la librería 005201

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Título: Scapegallows-SIGNED, LOCATED & DATED FIRST ...

Editorial: Virago, London

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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New South Wales, 1817. Margaret Catchpole is stranded at a settler's homestead as the floodwater draws in, and she finds herself facing death - as she has several times before. She looks back over her life - the complex and stormy partnership with Will Laud, a 'hell-born-babe', that led her into the world of smuggling and in to a double life. After Will is forced to flee the country, Margaret is taken on as a nursemaid by the wealthy Cobbold family, but a crime against them means she is tried and sentenced to hang. She avoids death but when an elaborate gaol escape fails, Will is shot dead and Margaret captured. Sentenced once more to hang, she looks death full in the face. But she doesn't die. Her sentence is transmuted to transportation for life to Australia. The novel explores a deeply divided society. Ironically, by reaching the lowest depths and being cast out by the society which spawned her, Margaret finds her true role as an independent pioneer in a young colony.

About the Author:

Carol Birch was born in Manchester. Author of seven novels, she has won the David Higham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was longlisted for the 2003 ManBooker Prize. She lives in Lancaster.

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