A Rebel Hand is seven years old!
This blog is, anyway. The book A Rebel Hand has been around much longer.
And it’s lucky that my seventh blogiversary has brought me back to writing after a long (too long, sorry) break while I’ve been researching a novel set in the early 18th century. More about that on my new blog, Writing the Past.
So here’s what my plan is: it’s coming up to the 300th anniversary of Sarah Marshall and John Simpson arriving in New South Wales. I’ve already written about them, my 3x great grandmother and great grandfather (you can search for them in the bar on the right).
But now it’s time to look at how they came to be transported to Australia in 1817. There are gaps in my research, of course, but I’ll write about what I’ve found out so far. There’s more interesting stuff about Sarah, including her voyage on a notorious convict ship, the Friendship II. That means I may be concentrating more on her. Who knows? Let me know what you’d like to read.
And, for what it’s worth, I don’t think Sarah is a famous ghost, and I know for sure that she wasn’t murdered. But each to their own, eh?