Johns Promise Stephen Bloy

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Johns Promise  by  Stephen Bloy

Johns Promise by Stephen Bloy
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Set in the first half of the 19th century, ‘Johns Promise is a compelling factional novel, which exposes the reasons and causes of agricultural industrial unrest that led to the ‘Swing riots and the wrecking of threshing machines.Through the eyesMoreSet in the first half of the 19th century, ‘Johns Promise is a compelling factional novel, which exposes the reasons and causes of agricultural industrial unrest that led to the ‘Swing riots and the wrecking of threshing machines.Through the eyes of John Best, a master carpenter, the reader is taken on an emotional and harrowing journey after he is falsely accused of sedition, found guilty and sentenced to hang.

His sentence is later commuted to deportation to Australia. The consequent horrors, squalor and degradation of the prison hulks, the prison ships and the heartbreak of being deported away from their family are revealed. It soon becomes obvious that not all the convicts will survive the passage to Australia.The harsh regime and sadistic brutality of the guards who relish using the rope-end and cat onine tails without just reason on the convicts features throughout the story. John is determined to stay alive, prove his innocence and be reunited with his beloved wife Rebecca and return to England.Although the characters are fictional, all that happens is based on documented facts.

The appeal and importance of this interesting human interest story is that it is based on true events. Consequently it helps the reader appreciate the life and times with all its variety, vibrancy and squalor, of the not so fortunate during the industrialization of Britain in the early 19th century. In addition to readers of social history ‘Johns Promise should appeal to those who like a good story, because John Best and his friends come to life and are believable characters that you would care about. And, you want John to survive.



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