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The Girl From Botany Bay
by Carolly Erickson | History
Registered by tireddebb of Mystic, Connecticut USA on Saturday, April 02, 2005
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by criminologeek): travelling


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by tireddebb from Mystic, Connecticut USA on Saturday, April 02, 2005

7 out of 10

A pretty interesting read...not deep, a quick read. 


Journal Entry 2 by tireddebb at fellow bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 28, 2005

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Released 8 yrs ago (11/28/2005 UTC) at fellow bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Released to dittybopper...enjoy! 


Journal Entry 3 by dittybopper from Hammond, Louisiana USA on Friday, December 16, 2005

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Received today. Can't wait to sink my teeth into this one - thanks! 


Journal Entry 4 by dittybopper from Hammond, Louisiana USA on Wednesday, December 28, 2005

8 out of 10

Carolly Erickson's writing style makes for quick, easy reading. This is an interesting true story, backed with researched references. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the adventures of Mary Broad, AKA The Girl From Botany Bay. 


Journal Entry 5 by dittybopper from Hammond, Louisiana USA on Sunday, January 22, 2006

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***BOOKRAY***

Short and sweet ray unless someone else wants to join.

Mailed out Saturday, Jan. 28

Thanks for participating in this bookray. I hope that you will enjoy reading this book.

1. Journal when you receive the book.
2. When you are close to finishing the book, PM the next person in line to get their address.
3. Journal when the book leaves and is traveling on to the next reader.
4. Last person in the ray is free to do what they wish with the book. I have provided a sticky note and bookmark if you should decide to wild release it.

jamesmum (US-Ca) - US ship (flex)
Badgerjim (US-Me) - Int. ship
bilbi (France) - Euro ship (flex)
AnglersRest (England) - UK/Euro (otherwise surface)
criminologeek (Malaysia) Asia/Pac. (surface) 


Journal Entry 6 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, February 05, 2006

6 out of 10

Caught, read, and rady to send on! Will journal my thoughts soon.... 


Journal Entry 7 by wingBadgerjimwing from Augusta, Maine USA on Thursday, February 16, 2006

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I got this yesterday in the mail--thanks! I'll try to keep it moving as quickly as I can. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingBadgerjimwing from Augusta, Maine USA on Sunday, February 19, 2006

3 out of 10

Nonfiction book about the travails of a woman convicted of robbery in England in the late 1700s sentenced to a penal colony in Australia and what happens after that. I got it for my wife thinking she'd enjoy it, but she did not care for it. She found it too grim, gory and depressing--more so than she had expected. I hope the next person likes it better...I'll send it on to France after I get back from a spring break trip home to Wisconsin. Thanks to dittybopper for organizing this bookray! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingBadgerjimwing from Augusta, Maine USA on Monday, February 27, 2006

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I sent this via air mail this morning from Vienna, Maine, USA to bilbi in France. 


Journal Entry 10 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Friday, March 03, 2006

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Received today ! Thanks again for sharing this book. I'm really interested in australian convicts. I'll read it ASAP... 


Journal Entry 11 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Sunday, March 05, 2006

7 out of 10

It was a quick read ! The story may not be really compelling but you can't help thinking about this period of English History. Transporting convicts to an almost unknown land was already a life-sentence in a way, I can't imagine how some can even thought of coming back to their "homeland".

France has her own bleak past : prisoners were transported to Cayenne in French Guyana in 1852. It's not until 1953 that the last "forçats" left this "bagne" (it was one among other places of that sort). 


Journal Entry 12 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 15, 2006

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Wonderful! this book arrived today. Been looking forward to reading this. 


Journal Entry 13 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Saturday, March 18, 2006

10 out of 10

I was so looking forward to this book, following a review in "Your Family Tree Magazine" (a UK family history publication) that I ring jumped it....shhhh, don't tell anyone!!

I wasn't disappointed, It was a book that I was reluctant to put down and I've finished this in a couple of nights. Written in such a way that I became very absorbed in the story of Mary Broad and found the notes at the back of the book a useful reference point for further reading, as I have a interest in transported convicts of this period. Thanks so much for sharing, certainly one of my top ten reads for the year.

The user name of cicakgirl doesn't seem to be recognised, dittybopper can you check the user name please? 


Journal Entry 14 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Sunday, March 19, 2006

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Thanks for PMing me cicakgirl's new user name.

I have now PMed criminologeek for an address. 


Journal Entry 15 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, March 27, 2006

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riminologeek's address arrived last week, but things have been frantic. Will get this to the post office on Thursday 30th. Will be posted off via surface mail. 


Journal Entry 16 by criminologeek on Saturday, June 10, 2006

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Just caught the book. Will begin reading tomorrow.

Uh, I'm the last reader. Any more takers?

Thanks for sharing the book. 




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