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A Room Made of Leaves


It is 1788. Twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth is hungry for life but, as the ward of a Devon clergyman, knows she has few prospects. When proud, scarred soldier John Macarthur promises her the earth one midsummer's night, she believes him. But Elizabeth soon realises she has made a terrible mistake. Her new husband is reckless, tormented, driven by some dark rage at the world. He tells her he is to take up a position as Lieutenant in a New South Wales penal colony and she has no choice but to go. Sailing for six months to the ...

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A Room Made of Leaves
2020, Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781838851231



A Room Made of Leaves
2020, The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne

ISBN-13: 9781922330024


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