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    read Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Å Meg Keneally Meg Keneally Å 8 download review The Soldiers Curse Monsarrat #1 The Port Macuarie penal settlement in 1825 was a harsh environment led by Commandant Major Angus Shelborne one of the congenial of men who had r

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] The Soldiers Curse Monsarrat #1 Author Meg Keneally This is a very fine historical murder mystery set in a 1920s convict settlement in Australia Meg and Thomas Keneally have carried out very thorough research to capture the feel and appearance of the settlement at Port Macuarie would have been like at that time Port Macuarie was where re offenders were sent those convicts

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    review The Soldiers Curse Monsarrat #1 Meg Keneally Å 8 download [EBOOK / KINDLE] The Soldiers Curse Monsarrat #1 Author Meg Keneally The penal settlement of Port Macuarie in northern New South Wales is where the worst of the worst are sent including second offenders This is where we are introduced to Hugh Monsarrat formerly of London and Exeter transported for fraud and forgery His fine penmanship and skill as a clerk have landed him a reasonably privileged place at Port Macuarie working as clerk to the Commandant Major Angus Shelborne Monsarrat enjoys the bene

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] The Soldiers Curse Monsarrat #1 Author Meg Keneally This is a book that I had been looking forward to for uite a while and it completely exceeded all the expectations I had for it Book one in the Monsarrat series set in the 1820's ish The Soldiers Curse introduces us to Hugh Monsarrat deported to Sydney for forging documents and passing himself off as a lawyer Following his release

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] The Soldiers Curse Monsarrat #1 Author Meg Keneally Meg Keneally Å 8 download Froggart and Daines looked unreliable and Slattery blamed them for looking like that But Monsarrat knew it had been bred into them – the powerful had proved to them that surface reliability got you nowhere in the end They were not characterised so much by sullenness a uality often attributed to convicts but by great wariness; their eyes were foxy because they believed they needed to be foxes to negotiate the systemHugh Llewellyn Monsarrat

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The Soldiers Curse Monsarrat #1 summary ✓ 8 A fast paced witty and gripping historical crime series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg In the Port Macuarie penal settlement for second offenders at the edge of the known world gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom Originally transported for forging documents passing himself off as a lawyer he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement's commandant His position has certain advan. The Port Macuarie penal settlement in 1825 was a harsh environment led by Commandant Major Angus Shelborne one of the congenial of men who had run the colony But his second in command was a violent cruel and sadistic man named Captain Diamond and whenever the Major was absent from the settlement Captain Diamond made the most of his position Convict Hugh Monsarrat was a well read man and his knowledge led him to be the trusted clerk of Major Shelborne He was desperate for his ticket of leave so did all in his power to stay out of Diamond s wayMajor Shelborne s wife Honora was a lovely young woman who was doing her best to make life for the female convicts a little better But when the Major left the settlement in search of a rumoured river many days ride away Honora fell ill Her housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney nursed her and didn t leave her side in the two weeks of her illness with Monsarrat spending time with Mrs Mulrooney and asking after Honora s health His growing suspicions of what was ailing her worried him but when he spoke to the doctor about his thoughts the doctor dismissed themBut worse was to come and it led to a tense increasingly frustrating time for Monsarrat as he tried to outwit the devil before another innocent person was sent to their death The Soldier s Curse is the first in The Monsarrat Series by Aussie author Meg Keneally and her father ThomasTom It took me awhile to become involved with the characters with the plot being slow and plodding but the tension soon ramped up and kept the pages turning I m looking forward to the 2nd which is set in Sydney at the Parramatta Female Factory Highly recommended

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The Soldiers Curse Monsarrat #1 summary ✓ 8 Tages such as being able to spend time in the Government House kitchen being supplied with outstanding cups of tea by housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney who despite being illiterate is his most intelligent companion Not long after the commandant heads off in search of a rumoured river his beautiful wife Honora falls ill with a sickness the doctor is unable to identify When Honora dies it becomes clear she has been. Excellent I really enjoyed this book and tossed between giving it 4 or 5 stars because I am probably biased in that Historical Fiction in particular Australian is my favourite genre to read in the end I decided to give it the full 5 stars because I did thoroughly enjoy it This is my kind of book I got so excited when I noticed it on the shelf in the bookstore and read the blurb and upon reading the book I was not disappointedI loved the language the characters and the settings and the delivery was superb and without fault I can t wait for the next book in the seriesThis story is the first in what is to be a series and is a debut for Meg Keneally who worked in concert with her father author Thomas Keneally on this project a project that I am now very keen to followI don t intend to go into details of the story here as I know the blurb does that effectivelyWhat I do want to say is what an exciting story this was and a wonderful beginning to a new series by a new Aussie author I can t wait to read the next installment and sincerely hope it won t be too long in the makingMeg Keneally adds a uniue fresh voice to this genre which I believe has lots of scope for uality stories such as thisAustralia s diverse and challenging history has so much to offer this genre of writing without any risk of overkill there are so many stories just waiting to be told So it is refreshing for readers like myself who love these stories to see new authors venturing here Well done Meg Keneally I am excited at the prospects of to comeThe book is filled with fascinating examples of early Australian habits and lore and what might possibly be the origins of many recognizable sayings such as drawing the short strawMy favorite uote in the book was on the subject of the correct length of time for brewing the best cup of tea in short the housekeeper says I usually leave it for two Hail Mary s and an Our FatherLove thatHighly recommended 5 s

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The Soldiers Curse Monsarrat #1 summary ✓ 8 Slowly poisoned Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney suspect the commandant's second in command Captain Diamond a cruel man who shares history with Honora Then Diamond has Mrs Mulrooney arrested for the murder Knowing his friend will hang if she is tried Monsarrat knows he must find the real killer And so begins The Monsarrat Series a fast paced witty and gripping series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg. This is a book that I had been looking forward to for uite a while and it completely exceeded all the expectations I had for it Book one in the Monsarrat series set in the 1820 s ish The Soldiers Curse introduces us to Hugh Monsarrat deported to Sydney for forging documents and passing himself off as a lawyer Following his release there he made an error of judgementt that landed him in Port Macuarie a convict once and this time in a settlement designed for reoffenders and so harder than Sydney For this second sentence Hugh is serving as the clerk for the settlement s commandant and while he is in many ways in a very favourable situation for a convict at Port Macuarie the life there is hard and hazardous Monsarrat yearns for his ticket of leave and his freedom As he serves out his sentence often lonely and always constrained by his conflicting status on one hand a gentleman and a clerk on the other hand a convict one of his social contacts and unlikely comforters is the other main protagonist that will continue with the series Hannah Mulrooney A free woman originally deported for minor crimes she is now the housekeeper for the commandant and his lovely young bride When the commandant s wife dies the second in command tries to pin the murder on Mrs Mulrooney and Hugh must intervene to prevent her from hangingThat is the story line and it is a very satisfying story line which has all the right combinations of complexity and simplicity to make the story roll but the real joys in this book lie in elements beyond the actual story line or the excellent characterisations of the main characters and the diverse fascinating and well researched elements of the many secondary players in the drama It is really the setting the attention to historical detail and the impressive knowledge of the times and circumstances that won me over I loved the descriptions of Port Macuarry and the details of the daily life of the convicts I found the descriptions of the Birpai tribe of traditional land owners was fascinating and tasteful and the attitudes of the westerners towards them were managed very deftly It is difficult to write a work of fiction in that era or relations between British and Aborigines without being crass and offensive or hopelessly inaccurate This book did a pretty good job of it I thoughtSo while I was expecting a good yarn I also thought it would be a little formulaic and I was delighted to find it was not at all the case Vivid descriptive and innovative I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to in the series A enjoyable extra is the authors note at the back where the two authors go into sources and miscellaneous facts about the historical sources for the Port Macuarie penal settlement its maps and historic figures as well as other details that helped flesh out this extremely enjoyable historic whodunnit

  • Paperback
  • 385
  • The Soldiers Curse Monsarrat #1
  • Meg Keneally
  • English
  • 04 November 2020
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