The Resource The soldier's curse, Meg and Tom Keneally

The soldier's curse, Meg and Tom Keneally

Label
The soldier's curse
Title
The soldier's curse
Statement of responsibility
Meg and Tom Keneally
Title variation
soldiers curse
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders, gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally transported for forging documents passing himself off as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement's commandant. His position has certain advantages, such as being able to spend time in the Government House kitchen, being supplied with outstanding cups of tea by housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney, who is his most intelligent companion. Not long after the commandant heads off in search of a rumoured river, his beautiful wife, Honora, falls ill with a sickness the doctor is unable to identify. When Honora dies, it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned. Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney suspect the commandant's second-in-command, Captain Diamond, a cruel man who shares history with Honora. Then Diamond has Mrs Mulrooney arrested for the murder. Knowing his friend will hang if she is tried, Monsarrat knows he must find the real killer
Member of
Summary
Gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat is now the trusted clerk of the Port Macquarie Penal Settlement's Commandant, where he becomes friendly with housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney. With the Commandant away on an expedition, his beautiful young wife Honora dies, and it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned. When Mrs Mulrooney is arrested for the murder, Monsarrat knows he must find the real killer or she will hang.
Theme
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10533605
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keneally, Meg
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Keneally, Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Monsarrat novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsarrat, Hugh
  • Murder
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The soldier's curse, Meg and Tom Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (page 369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780857989369
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The soldier's curse, Meg and Tom Keneally
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (page 369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780857989369
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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