The Boy With Blue Trousers

by Carol Jones

On Sale: 17/06/2019

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About the Book

On the goldfields of 19th-century Australia, two very different girls are trying to escape their past.

On the goldfields of 19th-century Australia, two very different girls are trying to escape their past. 1856, China. In the mulberry groves of the Pearl River Delta, eighteen-year-old Little Cat carries a terrible secret. And so, in disguise as a boy in blue trousers, she makes the long and difficult passage to Australia, a faraway land of untold riches where it is said the rivers run with gold. 1857, Australia. Violet Hartley has arrived off the boat from England, fleeing scandal back home. Like the Chinese immigrants seeking their fortunes on the goldfields, Violet is seduced by the promise of a new frontier. Then she meets Little Cat, a woman who, like her, is trying to escape her past. As their fates inextricably, devastatingly entwine, their story becomes one of freedom, violence, love and vengeance , echoing across the landscapes of two great continents.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781786699862
  • ISBN 10: 1786699869
  • Imprint: Head of Zeus - GB
  • On Sale: 17/06/2019
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price: 32.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Romance / Historical / General

Biography

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Carol Jones taught English and Drama at secondary schools before working as an editor of children's magazines. She is the author of several young adult novels as well as children's non-fiction.


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