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D. LAWRENCE-YOUNG

D. Lawrence-Young has been teaching and lecturing on drama, history and English for many years. He is happiest when researching Shakespeare, English and military history. He has written Communication in English, a best-selling English language textbook as well as a dozen other historical novels. These include three based on the life of Shakespeare.

He contributes regularly to Forum, a magazine for English language teachers and has also written several articles for Skirmish, a military history journal. He is a member of the local history club and is the Chairman of the Jerusalem Shakespeare Society. He is also a published (USA) and exhibited (UK and Jerusalem) photographer. He plays the clarinet (badly) and is married and has three children.

THE MAN WHO COULD BE SHAKESPEARE

WELCOME TO LONDON, MR. SHAKESPEARE

MARY NORTON: SOLDIER GIRL

ARROWS OVER AGINCOURT

KING JOHN: Two Time Loser (A Novel)

TOLPUDDLE: A Novel of Heroism

GO SPY OUT THE LAND

DAGGERS IN MEN'S SMILES

AWAY AWAY FROM BOTANY BAY

FAWKES AND THE GUNPOWDER PLOT


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Away Away From Botany Bay

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1791. Three years after being transported to Botany Bay for stealing shirts and jewellery, Jimmy Ashton, Mary Broad, her two small children, husband and several other desperate convicts steal a boat and escape from Australia’s first convict colony. They set off on a long voyage north to find freedom. After many adventures fighting warlike Aborigines and storms at sea they succeed in crossing the shark-infested Timor Sea to arrive safely in Batavia (Indonesia). But there someone betrays them to the authorities. Will they now rot in a dark Batavian prison or be sent back to Botany Bay? Will they ever return to England?Based on a true story, D. Lawrence-Young has succeeded again in telling how a determined group of individuals take on a vengeful government to seek their freedom.

 

 

 

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  • Title: Away Away From Botany Bay
  • Author: D. Lawrence-Young
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Length: 238 pages
  • Release Date: February 2019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1795673877
  • Imprint: White Stag

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