Friday, 16 June 2017

A Wild Welcome

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A Wild Welcome (2001) Post 167

A Wild Welcome is a historical story about Fleur Hastings, who sails on the ship Kingdom from England with her French mama, English papa, two little brothers and an Irish nursemaid. Kingdom is a privately owned ship, and Fleur's father is the captain. After a short stay in Sydney Town, Captain Hastings heads south to Van Diemens Land, very much to his wife's displeasure. A storm blows up, Mrs Hastings is knocked unconscious and the captain needs some straight talking from his daughter before he stops blaming himself and gets to practical work.

Kingdom runs aground but not all is lost; everyone, including Fleur's kitten, survives the wreck. It seems they have a new home on King Island.

Fleur's family is fictional, but there were private immigrant ships, King Island is the site of a great many wrecks, and there was indeed one incident in which everyone waded to safety, including the ship's cat.

My pen name on this one was Edward E.B. Cracker. Edward seems to have a penchant for sea stories.

About the Blog 

Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service, leave me a message.

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