In Chain Letters, each chapter is a mini-detective story, either a search for the identity behind a particular account, or an attempt to piece a convict life together from scattered fragments of a tale. Issues of great contemporary interest arise from these stories, including the multicultural nature of Australian colonial society and, above all, the importance of love and hope.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 154 x 232 x 14mm | 498.96g
- 01 Sep 2002
- Melbourne University Press
- Carlton, Australia
"This is a book that deserves to be added to any serious consideration of the convict world, and should entertain the curious general reader as well." --"Australian Book Review"
About Lucy Frost
Lucy Frost is a professor of English at the University of Tasmania. Her research is primarily in colonial Australian studies. She lives in Hobart, Tasmania. Hamish Maxwell-Stewart is a research fellow in history and classics at the University of Tasmania. He has published many articles and chapters on convict transportation to Australia. He lives in Hobart, Tasmania.