[[ Ebook ]] ➧ Behind the Sun (Convict Girls #1) Author Deborah Challinor – Writerscompany.co.uk

Behind the Sun (Convict Girls #1) Four Women On A Perilous Journey To A New World, Can Rely Only On Their Wits To Survive And Each Other Irreverent And Streetwise Prostitute Friday Woolfe Is In London S Notorious Newgate Gaol, Awaiting Transportation There, She Meets Three Other Girls Intelligent And Opportunistic Thief, Sarah Morgan, Naive Young Rachel Winter, And Reliable And Capable Seamstress, Harriet Clarke On The Voyage To New South Wales Their Friendship Becomes An Unbreakable Bond But There Are Others On Board Who Will Change Their Lives Forever Friday Makes An Implacable Enemy Of Bella Jackson, A Vicious Woman Whose Power Seems Undiminished By Her Arrest And Transportation, While Harriet Is Taken Under The Wing Of An Idealistic Doctor, James Downey Rachel Catches The Eye Of A Sinister Passenger With Than Honour On His Mind When They Finally Arrive On The Other Side Of The World, They Are Confined To The Grim And Overcrowded Parramatta Female Factory But Worse Is To Come As The Threat Of Separation Looms In The Land Behind The Sun, The Only Thing They Have Is Each Other


About the Author: Deborah Challinor

Born in Huntly, she holds a PhD in New Zealand history from the University of Waikato Challinor has worked as a fulltime writer and historian since 2000.Primarily known for her historical novels, Deborah Challinor s first published books were non fiction history books, including the best selling Grey Ghosts New Zealand Vietnam Vets Talk About Their War Hodder Moa Beckett, 1998.Her first histor



10 thoughts on “Behind the Sun (Convict Girls #1)

  1. says:

    As the individual lives of four young London women slowly came together, they finally met in the notorious Newgate jail where they all awaited the results of various criminal offences Because even petty offences were criminal acts in 1820s London the verdicts of transportation for all four of them was devastating but not unexpected Friday Woolfe was a streetwise prostitute and knew her way around she befriended and cared for young Sarah Morgan, Rachel W


  2. says:

    5 What a happy, well written discovery this was I loved it Deborah Challinor has created four real women, very different from each other, who become as bound together as family while imprisoned in Newgate and then transported to Sydney Not once did I notice a word or description that seemed out of time or place, as so often happens with poor historical fiction It all rang true, and there s even a fairly extensive discussion of the real history of the times fol


  3. says:

    Loved it, great read This book was absolutely jam packed with story and plotin fact several stories which all flowed seamlessly together and combined to make the overall story even credible Great characters with individually complex personalities kept the story flowing from one to the other without losing pace or interest.It gives some terrific insight into what it must have been like for female convicts before, during and after their transportation on a convict shi


  4. says:

    3.5 I enjoyed this I listened to it as an audiobook and thought the narrator did a good job of the different voices I liked the characters Friday, Sarah, Harry Harriet and Rachael and I liked that it was partly set on the tall ship on which the women sailed to the penal colony of New South Wales I felt sorry for their situation at times and will look forward to reading the next one I think the second one will follow on very closely from this one, and it will be important to


  5. says:

    Behind the Sun is a heart wrenching story about 4 women who are convicted of petty crimes and sentenced to be transported to Colonial NSW, Australia All 4 women form fast friendships and soon come to rely on each other as family.The arduous 4 month long sea voyage from London to Australia is fraught with peril and unspeakable acts of violence, depravity and hardship but also colossal acts of kindness, friendship and love.This beautiful and heart wrenching tal...


  6. says:

    5 stars, simply for the fact that I could not put this down While I found some of it rather difficult to read, it was with the understanding that the early part of the 1800s in England and Sydney was a difficult time, without many of the benefits that we have now The story built up nicely, to something that approximated a climax, which left me a little shocked There was not much ...


  7. says:

    Deborah Challinor and I shared a stage at the Historical Novel Society Australasian conference in Melbourne a few years ago, and so I was keen to read some of her work She s a New Zealand author and historian who has written over a dozen books, quite a few of them set in Australia Behind the Sun is the first in a quartet following the adventures of four young women in the 1820s who are all convicted of various crimes and transported halfway around the world to the convict settlement of Sydney.T


  8. says:

    Inspired by the lives of Deborah Challinor s ancestors, Behind the Sun is the first installment of a historical fiction series featuring four convict women transported from England to New South Wales in the late 1920 s Incarcerated in Newgate goal, Friday Woolfe, a streetwise prostitute, befriends Harriet Clarke, a timid seamstress, the prickly thief Sarah Morgan and the young and desperately naive Rachel Winter The unlikely foursome form a bond that supports them through the trials of imprisonment, t


  9. says:

    4.5 starsI ve long been drawn to Australian historical novels and never tire of reading them Author Deborah Challinor is a new find for me This is the first book of hers I read and I couldn t put it down Th...


  10. says:

    Written for WAM book with another beautiful cover, however this one did not intrigue me in the slightest To me it looked a little bit too much like a romance, a bodice ripper Oh I could not have been wrong It s historical fiction and if only we were taught history like this Deborah Challinor has the qualifications, with a PhD in History, and importantly she has the soul of a storyteller.Behind the Sun draws on threads of history and weaves them into a tale of four girls Friday, Sarah, Harrie and Rachel Though som


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