Here is a selection of new Australian Family Stories. We found the books most enjoyable and hope you do too. Below is a preview of the books, a profile of the authors and some reader insights into the books they have written. Some of the feature books also have access to the author’s webpage and Facebook page.
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The moon rose late on the night in 1797 when Margaret Catchpole rode John Cobbold’s horse to London. Did she steal it or borrow it? Did she act alone or did she have accomplices? Horse stealing was a capital offence in Georgian England. Did she risk her life for love, friendship or freedom?
Having twice been sentenced to death and escaping the gallows both times, she became the ‘notorious’ Margaret Catchpole about whom plays were written and films were made. Before convict transportation to Australia ended, Margaret Catchpole had become the h…