A Saga of Van Diemen’s Land
“Jeannie, a doughty Scots lass, is convicted of crimes she did not commit and transported from her beloved lowland Scottish countryside. She endures four gruelling months sailing to ‘demon’s land’ and has to deal with the heartbreak of leaving all she knew and loved for a fearful, far-away unknown. Her new life of servitude is filled with long hours of physical toil and emotional suffering. But Jeannie has an inner resilience and a strength born out of new friendships that will see her survive and create a life in Van Diemen’s Land.
This harrowing tale of incarceration, sentencing, transportation and servitude; a story of fortitude and perseverance, binding friendships and a mother’s love.”