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Gallimore

Dorothea Cobb

Category: Drama

In late 18th century London, after escaping from the workhouse, young Gemma Gallimore is forced to eke out an existence as a pickpocket. One night, she is brutally assaulted and, as a result, gives birth to a son, Sebastian. After being forced to introduce him to a life of crime, both are transported to Sydney as convicts. Gallimore is a sweeping family saga that paints a vivid picture of life in England and Australia, traversing a full century and several generations.

In late 18th century London, after escaping from the workhouse, young Gemma Gallimore is forced to eke out an existence as a pickpocket. One night, she is brutally assaulted and, as a result, gives birth to a son, Sebastian. Gemma is left with no choice but to introduce her young son to the same life of crime she has been living – a way of life which ultimately leads to both of them being arrested and transported to Sydney as convicts.

A sweeping family saga, traversing a full century and several generations, Gallimore paints a vivid picture of life in England and Australia. Painstakingly researched and interwoven with historical facts, Gallimore is told through the eyes of many an interesting and colourful character and is an engrossing story of great love and tragedy, poverty and prosperity, scandal and intrigue and, above all, the family ties that bind.