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By Carol Baxter

ISBN-10: 1741754895

ISBN-13: 9781741754896

Carol Baxter has written a piece that captures the reader. this is often principally as a result of her ability as a story historian, her capability to inform a superb story.' - Gregory Melleuish, Australian Literary Review

In 1829 on the best courtroom in Sydney, the bewitching Jane New was once sentenced to loss of life. Her crime: shoplifting a bolt of revealed French silk. yet used to be she responsible? Many had their doubts.

Although a felony technicality quickly quashed Jane's sentence, the autocratic Governor Ralph Darling refused to set her unfastened. Like bees to the honey pot, the gents of Sydney swarmed to Jane's defence together with barrister and political agitator William Charles Wentworth and ultimate courtroom Registrar John Stephen Jr, who have been either lively and manipulative of their appeals to set her free.

An impossible to resist Temptation is determined opposed to the backdrop of a very divisive interval in colonial New South Wales. not just did the scandal titillate Sydney and its felony and political ramifications push the colony to the threshold of a constitutional obstacle, however it contributed to the savagery of Governor Darling's public vilification and bestowed upon Jane New a spot within the annals of Australian colonial history.

Compelling and fast moving, An impossible to resist Temptation is a meticulously researched background that takes us from the courtroom docks of industrialising England, to Tasmania's uncooked penal payment, the rough-house international of Sydney's Rocks and at last again to the rarefied surroundings of england' apartment of Commons.

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