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Lost Boys of Mr Dickens: How the British Empire turned artful dodgers into child killers, The, Harris,  Steve
Lost Boys of Mr Dickens: How the British Empire turned artful dodgers into child killers, The
Steve Harris

Paperback $34.95 - Black Inc
History - Published: 1/Sep/2019 - ISBN: 9781925556988

This is the real-life story of two young boys in the 19th century sent by the British Government as impoverished and unwanted juveniles to exile to Van Diemen's Land in the world's first prison built exclusively for children. Harsh justice and expedience saw unwanted boys condemned to severe isolation, solitary confinement and hard labour in chains. Engrossing as a novel, this story of the death of childhood and the atmospheric tale of crime and punishment leading to a sensational murder trial is from another time but implicitly raises questions which remain with us today.

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