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Rachel Leary Rachel Leary i(A85533 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Tasmanian performer and cultural geographer.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2013 recipient ASA Mentorship (historical fiction)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Bridget Crack Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11540812 2017 single work novel historical fiction

'Van Diemen's Land, 1827. When Bridget Crack arrives in the colony, she has never seen such a place as Hobart Town. A spirited girl, she finds the life of an indentured domestic servant intolerable. But when she is punished for her insubordination, she realises there are far worse places to be. Sent to the 'Interior' and a brutally hard life with a cruel master, she escapes only to find herself imprisoned by the impenetrable Tasmanian wilderness. There she is saved from certain death by Matt Sheedy, a man on the run. But her precarious existence among volatile and murderous bushrangers is a different kind of hell. Surrounded by roaring rivers and towering columns of rock, hunted by soldiers and at the mercy of killers, Bridget finds herself in an impossible situation. In the face of terrible darkness, what will she have to do to survive?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner Tasmania Book Prize People's Choice
2019 winner Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmania Book Prize
2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2018 runner up MUD Literary Prize
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