The Girl From Botany Bay

The Girl From Botany Bay

Book - 2005
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Acclaim for Carolly Erickson

"Carolly Erickson is one of the most accomplished and successful historical biographers writing in English."
-The Times Literary Supplement

The First Elizabeth

"Even more readable and absorbing than the justly praised works of Tuchman and Fraser. A vivid and eminently readable portrait of history's favorite Tudor."
-The New York Times Book Review

"A masterpiece of narrative, a story so absorbing it is as hard to put down as a fine novel."
-Los Angeles Times Book Review


"Gifted . . . breathless . . . heartbreaking . . . Erickson excels."
-Chicago Tribune


"An intimate, richly detailed, and candid portrait . . . [Erickson's] scholarly insights combine superbly with a mastery of period manners more often found in the best historical fiction."
-Kirkus Reviews

Mistress Anne

"Carolly Erickson is a most admirable biographer, and this book is highly enjoyable as well as being reliable and acute; indeed, it is popular historical biography at its best."
--The Times (London)

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2005.
ISBN: 9780471271406
Branch Call Number: 994.402 ERI
Characteristics: 234 p. ; 24 cm.


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Sep 03, 2011

A very readable tale but I found the many footnotes distracting. Mary was an extremely tough and courageous woman - it was amazing what she and her fellow escapees endured and how she was able to keep her children alive for so long in those terrible conditions. It would have been easier to follow their escape if the story had included a few maps.

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