About the book
It was one of the greatest human experiments ever undertaken: to populate an unknown land with the criminal, the unloved and the unwanted of English society. Amid conditions of brutality that paralleled those of slavery, ‘The First Fleet’ was sent to a place no European but the legendary Captain Cook had ever seen. Left to live or die on the hostile Australian continent, these convicts – and their equally isolated guards – occupy the centre of Colleen McCullough’s compelling new epic. Richard Morgan – convicted felon and educated, intelligent, resourceful man – finds the will to survive, experience the joys of love, and finally make an indelible mark upon the new frontier. A thoroughly researched historical saga rich in romance, adventure and unforgettable characters, Morgan’s Run has the makings of a modern classic.
Reviewed by U3A Group II Reading Group:
Historically well researched. Gripping. Characters showed strenght and initiative. Painted a wide picture of the times and places.
Star rating: ****