• The Floating Brothel, Sian Rees, Book Review
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    The Floating Brothel

    The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts This true historical story details, for the first time, the story of the female convicts of the Lady Julian, which set sail from England in 1789 and arrived in the Sydney Cove colony a year later. It is a lively, vivid romp of a read, expanding upon the stories of these women’s journeys in a way much more commonly seen in historical fiction. Whilst the relegation of the female convicts to objects to be bought and sold is grating, this book provides another fascinating insight into the early history of the colony and…