# 18535

REES, Siân

The floating brothel : the extraordinary story of the Lady Julian and its cargo of female convicts bound for Botany Bay

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New York, N.Y. : Hyperion, 2002. First US edition, first printing. Octavo, publisher’s grey cloth over papered boards, in pictorial dust jacket, fore-edges uncut, pp xvi, 236, illustrated; an as new copy.

‘In July 1789, 237 women convicts left England for Sydney Cove in Australia’s New South Wales on board a ship called the Lady Julian. The women, most of them petty criminals, were destined to provide the colony’s hordes of lonely men with sexual favors as well as progeny. This is the enthralling story of that extraordinary group of women and their voyage halfway around the world’ (jacket).