The Currency Lads

The Currency Lads The master of the Australia historical blockbuster DAILY TELEGRAPHDaniel Johnson and Matthew Conway are currency lads born and bred in the new land now being called Australia Closer than brothers the
  • Title: The Currency Lads
  • Author: Peter Yeldham
  • ISBN: 9780330360616
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Currency Lads
    The master of the Australia historical blockbuster.DAILY TELEGRAPHDaniel Johnson and Matthew Conway are currency lads born and bred in the new land now being called Australia Closer than brothers, they harbour a secret that binds them for life But change is coming When the British government resolves to turn back the clock and renew convict transportation, Daniel an The master of the Australia historical blockbuster.DAILY TELEGRAPHDaniel Johnson and Matthew Conway are currency lads born and bred in the new land now being called Australia Closer than brothers, they harbour a secret that binds them for life But change is coming When the British government resolves to turn back the clock and renew convict transportation, Daniel and Matthew find themselves on opposite sides of a fierce conflict that threatens to tear their friendship apart.Set in the bustling maritime world of 1830s Sydney, and spanning two decades, this is an unforgettable novel of loyalty and love that captures the spirit and energy of early Australia A ripping great yarn, featuring characters with depth and storylines to match WEEKENDER Combines the facts of a turbulent part of Australia s history with a moving and often riveting fictional narrative GOLD COAST BULLETIN
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  • Peter Yeldham

    Peter Yeldham has been a writer since the age of seventeen, when he wrote short stories and radio scripts He went to England, intending to stay a year and stayed nearly twenty, writing for British television in the nineteen sixties, then feature films and stage plays, including the highly successful Birds on the Wing and Fringe Benefits which ran for two years in Paris He has written another five plays for the theatre and collaborated on the musical Seven Little Australians His Australian work includes numerous mini series, among them 1915, Captain James Cook, The Alien Years, All the Rivers Run, The Heroes, Heroes ll The Return, The Far Country, Run from the Morning, The Timeless Land, Ride on Stranger and The Battlers He adapted Bryce Courtenay s novel Jessica which won the 2005 Logie award for best mini series He is the author of eight previous novels, which include A Bitter Harvest, Without Warning, The Currency Lads, Against The Tide, and The Murrumbidgee Kid.In 1991 he received an Order of Australia Medal for achievement in film and television, and in 2003 a Centenary Medal for services to Australian writing Industry honours include six Australian Writing Awards, a British Guild Award , and a nomination for an International Emmy for his television drama, Captain James Cook.

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  • Set in the bustling maritime world of 1830 s Sydney, and spanning two decades, this is an unforgettable novel of loyalty and love that captures the spirit and energy of early Australia.The cover description says enough without spoilers.I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I have with other books by Peter Yeldham, I like his style of writing.This fictional story gives a good description of what the early days of 1830 s life in Sydney and surrounds were like, and is a good source of of information on [...]


  • Having a great interest in this period, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book The title of this book takes its name from the term used to describe the first generations of Australians born to convicts the gentry and settlers considered a higher currency of sterling.Set in the 1830s around Sydney the story follows two currency lads who meet as ten year olds Convict transportation has stopped a decade before, but the gentry, ex marines, free settlers and those who have found their fortunes from t [...]


  • 4.5 stars This was a wonderful read I could just picture myself back in the middle of 19th century Sydney They were brutal times when an investigation for a murderer was only cursory if the victim appeared to be no one of importance, when working class women were beaten and raped by their husbands with no one batting an eye, when the justice if there was any was often rough justice, when justice was often corrupt.This was an engrossing read At almost 600 pages, it wasn t a short read, but the pa [...]


  • Cercavo da diverso tempo questo romanzo, soprattutto perch affascinata dalla sua ambientazione Del resto appartengo alla generazione di ragazzine cresciute con Georgie il cartone giapponese pi pruriginoso che Mediaset abbia mai trasmesso L ho intravisto in una libreria remainder e l ho preso al volo, visto che era da anni fuori commercio.Sin dai primi capitoli mi rendo conto dell enorme equivoco non solo non si tratta di un romanzo rosa e questo, non mi dispiaceva nemmeno , ma quanto di pi lonta [...]


  • The currency lads and lasses are the next generation after convicts Surprisingly they found themselves in much better positions because of their upbringing eg owners of boats at 20 years old.I enjoyed this look into Australian history that I did not know existed The rich class of business owners wanted cheap labor slaves convicts to work their businesses A ship was despatched from England, but the people refused to let it land in a free Sydney town.This was an aspect of our history I did not kno [...]


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