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S0004412500 364.1552 Lin
What the fact!   Griffith . Available .  
S0008065826 364.1552 Lin
Adult Non Fiction   Narrandera . On Loan . 28 Apr 2021
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ISBN 9780143795773
Call Number 364.1552 Lin
Author Linnell, Garry 1963-,
Title Moonlite
Place of production North Sydney, New South Wales : Michael Joseph Australia, an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia, 2020
Notes Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott is unlike any other bushranger. Born into a privileged life in famine-wracked Ireland, Scott's family loses its fortune and is forced to flee to New Zealand. There, Scott joins the local militia and fights as a soldier against the Maori in the brutal New Zealand wars. After recovering from a series of serious gunshot wounds, he sails to Australia and becomes a Lay Preacher, captivating churchgoers with his fiery and inspiring sermons. But Scott is also prone to bursts of madness. The local villagers back in Ireland often whispered that a 'wild drop' ran in the blood of the Scott family. One night he dons a mask in a small country town, arms himself with a gun and, dubbing himself Captain Moonlite, brazenly robs a bank before staging one of the country's most audacious jailbreaks. After falling in love with fellow prisoner James Nesbitt, a boyish petty criminal desperately searching for a father figure, Scott finds himself unable to shrug off his criminal past. Pursued and harassed by the police, he stages a dramatic siege and prepares for a final showdown with the law, and a macabre executioner without a nose. Told at a cracking pace, and based on many of the extensive letters Scott wrote from his death cell, Moonlite is set amid the violent and sexually-repressed era of Australia in the second half of the 19th century. With a cast of remarkable characters, it weaves together the extraordinary lives of our bushrangers and the desperation of a young nation eager to remove the stains of its convict past. But most of all, Moonlite is a tragic love story.
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name Moonlite
Subject Added Entry - Topical Bushrangers Australia
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Australia -- History -- 1788-1900
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 1788-1900
Genre Biographies
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