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THE LACE BALCONY

Johanna Nicholls

ISBN: 9781922052698 (pbk)

         9781922052711 (e-book

Simon & Schuster (Australia) 2014

Set in the 1827-32 penal colonies of NSW and Moreton Bay, The Lace Balcony interweaves fictional characters with historical figures. A young woman determines to control her destiny. Marriage offers women social acceptance but curtails legal rights to property, fortune, custody of children. As a courtesan she can choose her lovers and manipulate powerful men. A story of obsessive love, the price of freedom – and a real-life murder mystery.