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Remember Me

Narrated by: Katy Sobey
Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

In 1786 a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad was sentenced to be hanged for theft. But her sentence was commuted, and she was transported to Australia, one of the first convicts to arrive there. 

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 listen to.

©2003 Lesley Pearse (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Gripping

This book is wonderfully written! It takes you back to a time & a horrific life you re-live with the characters. It’s a book that makes you realize the world we lived it. The classes, the punishments, the horror of the colonies. I could not stop listening to this book!

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What a powerful true story

Loved this book could not put it down t was hard to believe it was a true story so well written.

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Gripping ....... but what a heroine!!

This book is Lesley Pearse at her very best! Mary Broad / Bryant lived such an eventful and dreadful life and bringing this horror and painful to life in a novel is simple genius. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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better than expected

i found it hard to start a book where I knew the outcome but great embellishment of a peice of history. Lesley pearse stamps her signatory writing on this and brings it to life

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brilliant

I absolutely love this book , and the mini series incredible journey of Mary Bryant

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  • Justine harpin
  • 14-01-20

Captivating Read

Lesley Pearse never fails to disappoint. Each book of hers that i have read or listened to is brilliant. This one was no exception and also the fact that it was based on a true story made it even better.

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  • MerrilyW
  • 22-05-19

Always love a story based on truth

fascinating to know this was based on truth.. confronting and made me think of our Australian heritage in a new way. Narrator ok but had an irritating and repetitive upturn at the end of every clause. needs to work on expression.