This disturbing book cover…

Just in time for Australia Day!

Now, I know lots of bad books were produced a few decades ago (this is from 1957). However, this one is a little different. Originally called Eliza Callaghan, it is based on the life of a real – famouswoman who was transported to Australia as a convict in the early 1800s.

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Here is a little bit of reality to go alongside the porn-tastic cover. This is what convicts of the time really looked like. A little less porny, I think!:

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