15 Nov 2015

The Convict Girls

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 15 November 2015

Deborah Challinor's five times great grandmother was sent to Parramatta Female Factory in Australia for stealing silk handkerchiefs.That interest in convict history is behind one of Deborah's most popular series of historical fiction novels."The Convict Girls" concludes with the latest book A Tattooed Heart, which reunites female characters who've created new lives for themselves in Australia after serving their sentences.Deborah Challinor's had six number one bestsellers in New Zealand. She combines thorough historical research - to the point of dressing in period costume - with strong female characters.A Tattooed Heart is published by HarperCollins.