Author(s): Valerie Wilding
Join Mary Wade on a long and perilous journey that begins in the slums of eighteenth century London. Aged thirteen, Mary is imprisoned in Newgate prison awaiting sentence of death for a petty theft. When her sentence is commuted to transportation she sets sail onboard a prison ship to the other side of the world. Australi brings the promise of a new life, but does Mary have what it takes to make it in the land of opportunity?
Valerie Wilding is an experienced non-fiction and fiction writer and a school librarian. She has written over 40 books, including several My Story titles such as Bloody Tower (9781407116853) and Highway Girl (9781407108704). Valerie lives in Alton, Hampshire. www.valeriewilding.co.ukMy