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Publisher Description

Ikey Solomon's favourite saying is also his way of doing business. And in the business of thieving, he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth-century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

In the backstreets and dives of Hobart Town, Mary learns the art of brewing and builds the Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah, her old enemy. The two women raise their separate families, one legitimate and the other bastard. As each woman sets out to destroy the other, the families are brought to the edge of disaster.

'Courtenay offers an ersatz Dickens novel, a sort of Australian Oliver! but without the music.' Sunday Age

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GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2006
June 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
852
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Random House Australia
SELLER
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
11.5
MB

Customer Reviews

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162015

Leoslabak

Occasionali ,

One of my favourites

The first in the trilogy of possibly my three favourite books.

mollyyyyyyy16 ,

Wonderful

A book of hope and love in the harshest times of Australian history.

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