Escape from Injustice 1: A young man accused of murder in 1850s England escapes to Australia at the time of the great gold rush. He finds action, adventure ... the love of his life when he meets beaut


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England 1851
John Lille, son of a prominent London barrister, attends a crumbling exclusive college in the English midlands. As John walks with a classmate in the nearby forest, an argument leads to a fight. With a lucky, but as it turned out, an unlucky punch, his classmate is knocked down; he hits his head on a tree root and dies.
A witness is prepared to testify against John Lille, and to avoid the horrors of Newgate prison and possibly a death sentence, his family sends him to Australia at the time of the gold rush and provides a regular remittance for him until he becomes established. He changes his name to Wilson and during the voyage he meets young solicitor Herbert Milburn and beautiful Irish girl, Bernadette Ryan. Romance blossoms between John and Bernadette and this book covers the many events from the death of his classmate, his escape from police custody, and his joining The Lady Beverley, one of the famed wool clippers on the Australian run, for the voyage to Port Phillip and burgeoning Melbourne Town at the time of the gold rush.
There is a grain of truth in this, a story passed down in my family and related to me many years ago; the fight, the death of the other student and the story of John Lille, one of a number of remittance men in Australia’s, America’s and Canada’s history. I have written the original seed of concept into five books in a series for Kindle. This is book One in the series, the first of them. Come with me as I relate the adventures of John Lille, who changes his name to John Wilson and his transition from a callow English youth to a strong and confident young Australian. As his romance with Bernadette grows he earns the respect of new friends in early Melbourne and on the diggings during Australia’s turbulent gold rush era.

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