Off the Edge

15-year-old maid, Emily, abused by the aristocracy and falsely accused of theft, is transported in 1787 as a 'convict' to new colony, Australia. She struggles to survive amongst thieves and prostitutes, but her bravery and resilience in the face of male brutality shine through. Royal Marine, Jimmy declares his love for her, but Emily, aware of her inferior status, faces a dilemma in accepting it. More

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Words: 111,850
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311692757
About Shirley Heaton

Shirley Heaton has lived in Yorkshire, England all her life and she enjoys quality time with her daughter, her son and her four grandchildren. She began her career as a medical secretary but some years later with an urge to explore and fulfil her potential she gained a B.Sc.(Hons) and later an M.A. before reaching senior status in a large comprehensive school.

Having travelled extensively she has gained a wide knowledge of people and cultures which she uses, together with her personal experiences, in her writing.

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