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The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts
The Floating Brothel The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts
Author: Sian Rees
A seafaring story with a twist -- the incredible voyage of a shipload of "disorderly girls" and the men who transported them, fell for them, and sold them. This riveting work of rediscovered history tells for the first time the plight of the female convicts aboard the Lady Julian, which set sail from England in 1789 and arrived in...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780754048978
ISBN-10: 0754048977
Publication Date: 6/2002
Pages: 347
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Publisher: Chivers Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts on + 373 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
This dry account of a cargo of convicts gets so bogged down with minutiae that every paragraph becomes a digression. Instead of following one person, delving into his/her life, and introducing secondary persons on the boat, the author attempts to make every person a main focus of the book.

Rees admits, herself, there are practically no records about anyone on the ship during the voyage except through one man, so most of what she writes is repetition of the same few facts told in different ways. Very disappointing.
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Very interesting and true.
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