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The Trials of Isabella Mary Kelly : Her Legend and the Truth, Paperback / softback Book

The Trials of Isabella Mary Kelly : Her Legend and the Truth Paperback / softback


Who was Isabella Mary Kelly? Media sensationalism and colourful folklore labelled her a "wanton with a whip" and a "bitter sadistic hell-cat of a woman".

Legends of her infamous adventures with convicts and bushrangers were told.

With care and attention to detail, Maurie Garland strips back the layers of rumour and misinformation, to reveal the truth about Isabella Mary Kelly, a woman alone in the unforgiving Australian outback ofthe mid-nineteeth century.

Hers is a story of a woman ahead of her time, and persecuted for her differences.

A story of justice and society in the fledgeling Australian colony.

A story of challenge, prejudice, determination and perniciouscrime; dramatic, unimaginable, scandalous - and entirely true.




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