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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Alias Blind Larry : The Mostly True Memoir of James Laurence The Singing Convict
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'Alias Blind Larry is a convict story, an adventure story, a colonial story, a Jewish story, a theatrical story. A story of cruelty, resilience, cheek and humour, and it is (mostly) true. Born in London in 1793, the son of a poor diamond cutter, young James Laurence travelled to Jamaica, the USA and Canada, clerking, acting, impersonating, singing, forging and defrauding before he was transported to NSW in 1814 for jewel theft. He served time in every penal settlement in NSW, singing and thieving when he was free. He wrote his memoir on Norfolk Island in 1842, just before his release. Then even more adventures followed. A fascinating piece of history, untold until now. Through the narrative of Laurence’s life, Alias Blind Larry re-creates a whole period of history.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • This work is a re-creation of James Laurence's memoirs.

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Works about this Work

Review : Alias-Blind Larry John Levi , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal , vol. 22 no. 4 2016; (p. 707-709)

— Review of Alias Blind Larry : The Mostly True Memoir of James Laurence The Singing Convict Rob Wills , 2015 single work prose
Review : Alias-Blind Larry John Levi , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal , vol. 22 no. 4 2016; (p. 707-709)

— Review of Alias Blind Larry : The Mostly True Memoir of James Laurence The Singing Convict Rob Wills , 2015 single work prose
Last amended 12 Jan 2016 08:57:35
Subjects:
  • Norfolk Island, Australian External Territories,
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