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Fled

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
"A colorfully detailed showcase for the limits of courage, daring, and human resourcefulness. Keneally's Jenny is a powerful personality." - Daily Mail.

Based on the life of an incredible historical heroine, a harrowing journey in search of love, justice, and freedom, told by the daughter of best-selling author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List).

Jenny Gwyn has proven herself a survivor. Faced with destitution after the death of her father, she toughens her skin to become a highwaywoman in order to support her impoverished family. But one fatal mistake leads to her arrest, and the king's justice demands her death. Rather than beg for mercy, Jenny condemns the system that would have her choose between obeying the law and dying, and breaking it for a chance to live. Her ferocity convinces the judge to spare her life, sentencing her and dozens of other convicts to a transport across the world to help settle England's newest colony in Australia.

After being contained on a filthy ship and selling her body for protection, Jenny is horrified to learn that her struggles have only just begun. The harsh landscape of Sydney Cove isn't welcoming to its new settlers with its arid climate and precious little fresh water, and despite the lack of shackles or bars, she and the others are still prisoners under the strict watch of Governor Edward Lockharty, and no amount of cunning can earn his favor. Jenny refuses to submit to the governor or to the barren land unable to support the growing population. Determined to find a better life for herself and her children, she braves the sea, and a journey of over three thousand miles in a small rowboat, for a chance at a future worth fighting for.

Based on the true story of Mary Bryant, an iconic figure in the foundation lore of Australia as Great Britain's penal colony, Fled is a sweeping, heart-wrenching account of one woman's life-long search for freedom.

Genre: Historical

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July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fled: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Keneally
ISBN: 1-948924-26-9 / 978-1-948924-26-9 (USA edition)
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July 2021 : USA Paperback

Title: Fled: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Keneally
ISBN: 1-951627-84-9 / 978-1-951627-84-3 (USA edition)
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fled
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ISBN: 1-78576-881-6 / 978-1-78576-881-1 (UK edition)
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April 2019 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Fled
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ISBN: 1-76068-027-3 / 978-1-76068-027-5 (Australia edition)
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fled
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Publisher: Zaffre
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April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Fled
Author(s): Meg Keneally
Publisher: Zaffre
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fled
Author(s): Meg Keneally
Publisher: Zaffre
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fled: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Keneally
Publisher: Arcade
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April 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Fled
Author(s): Meg Keneally
Publisher: Echo
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fled
Author(s): Meg Keneally
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK