Fled is an irresistible feast of history, adventure, intrigue and tragedy. Epic yet tender. Authentic yet inspired. I savoured every morsel. A deeply satisfying book, just begging to move from page to screen
In Fled, the story comes first. Reading this book I was utterly absorbed – swept up and transported into convict life. Jenny Trelawney’s struggles – her intelligence, courage and grit — as well as Meg Keneally’s beautifully understated writing, kept me up past bedtime night after night
This exceptional story about Mary Bryant, one of history’s most remarkable women, deserves to be told and retold to generation after generation. A real page-turner, this breathtaking yarn will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Jenny Trelawney is no ordinary thief. Forced by poverty to live in the forest, she becomes a successful highwaywoman – until her luck runs out.
Transported to Britain’s furthest colony, Jenny must tackle new challenges and growing responsibilities. And when famine hits the new colony, Jenny becomes convinced that those she most cares about will not survive. She becomes the leader in a grand plot of escape, but is survival any more certain in a small open boat on an unknown ocean?
Meg Keneally’s debut solo novel is an epic historical adventure based on the extraordinary life of convict Mary Bryant.
Category: Popular fiction
Publisher: Bonnier Echo
Pub Date: April 2019
Page Extent: 400
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Historical fiction