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Alias Blind Larry: The Mostly True Memoir of James Laurence The Singing Convict by [Wills, Rob]
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Alias Blind Larry: The Mostly True Memoir of James Laurence The Singing Convict Kindle Edition


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Length: 401 pages Word Wise: Enabled Language: English
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'Alias Blind Larry' is a convict story, an adventure story, a colonial story, a Jewish story, a theatrical story. A story of cruelty, resilience, cheek and humour, and it is (mostly) true. Born in London in 1793, the son of a poor diamond cutter, young James Laurence travelled to Jamaica, the USA and Canada, clerking, acting, impersonating, singing, forging and defrauding before he was transported to NSW in 1814 for jewel theft. He served time in every penal settlement in NSW, singing and thieving when he was free. He wrote his memoir on Norfolk Island in 1842, just before his release. Then even more adventures followed. A fascinating piece of history, untold until now. Through the narrative of Laurence’s life, 'Alias Blind Larry' re-creates a whole period of history.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17056 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia - Australian Scholarly Publishing (4 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1925333116
  • ISBN-13: 978-1925333114
  • ASIN: B01F6HYVFQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #416,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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