Book Reviews of The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an 18th-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts

The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an 18th-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts
The Floating Brothel The Extraordinary True Story of an 18th-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts
Author: Sian Rees
ISBN-13: 9780747266327
ISBN-10: 0747266328
Publication Date: 1/7/2002
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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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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Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting and true.
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This book is based on research and primary sources dealing with a first-hand account of a voyage about 237 women convicts being sent to Australia in 1789. Liked this story...very informative.
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Basis of a PBS film about the women taken from British prisons and sent to Australia in 1789.
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an excellent book