From The Edges of Empire


From the Edges of Empire: Convict Women from Beyond the British Isles. Edited by Lucy Frost and Colette McAlpine.

This book tells the remarkable stories of women transported to Australia from the British Isles.  These stirring accounts remind us that the colonies were, from their beginning, populated by people from many cultures, and encourage us to envision the  long reach of the British justice system during the heyday of Empire.

Douglas Wilkie has contributed two chapters to this book:

  1. Where, oh where, is Eugenie Lemaire? pp.172-187

  2. How Louisa La Grange became the narrator in Alexandre Dumas’s Impressions de voyage: Journal de madame Giovanni. pp.206-219.

Format: paperback
Edition: 1st Edition
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9780987144386


Purchase this book

From The Edges of Empire is available from the Convict Women’s Press.

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