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Long Bay
Author: Eleanor Limprecht

ISBN: 9780987507044
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1 August 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.6
Description:
Set in Sydney in the first decade of the 1900s, Long Bay is based on the true case of a young female abortionist who was convicted of manslaughter and served out her sentence in the newly opened Long Bay Women's Reformatory - the first of its kind in Australia. The woman, Rebecca Sinclair, was pregnant when she went to prison.

Long Bay looks at how Rebecca became involved in the burgeoning illegal abortion racket in Edwardian-era Sydney and how she was drawn into Donald Sinclair's underworld. In unadorned prose, it examines the limiting effects of poverty, the mistakes we make for love, and the bond between mother and child.

About the Author

Eleanor Limprecht was born in Washington DC in 1977 and grew up in the United States, Germany and Pakistan. She now lives in Sydney, where she is completing a Doctorate of Creative Arts at UTS. Her first novel, What Was Left, came out in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. Her journalism, short stories, essays and poems have appeared in various places, including The Australian, The Sy...

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