The Boy with Blue Trousers

The Boy with Blue Trousers

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On the goldfields of 19th-century Australia, two very different girls are trying to escape their past.

English governess Violet Hartley has fled from England after a scandalous liaison. Now she is angling for a rich husband and a new life.

Little Cat is fleeing from her home in Southern China after killing the powerful old man who tried to rape her. Disguised as a boy, she joins the huge Chinese workforce on the goldfields of Victoria. But the son of the murdered man is on her trail, intent on vengeance. Violet Hartley becomes first suspicious, then jealous of the delicate looking Chinese boy.

Love, sexual desire, violence and financial ambition entwine in this mesmerising saga by the author of The Concubine's Child.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 145 x 228mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK Airports ed
  • 1786699869
  • 9781786699862

About Carol Jones

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Carol Jones taught English and Drama at secondary schools before working as an editor of children's magazines. She is the author of several young adult novels as well as children's non-fiction.
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