By Carol Baxter
In 1829 on the perfect court docket in Sydney, the bewitching Jane New used to be sentenced to dying. Her crime: shoplifting a bolt of published French silk. yet used to be she to blame? Many had their doubts.
Although a criminal technicality quickly quashed Jane's sentence, the autocratic Governor Ralph Darling refused to set her unfastened. Like bees to the honey pot, the gents of Sydney swarmed to Jane's defence together with barrister and political agitator William Charles Wentworth and ultimate court docket Registrar John Stephen Jr, who have been either full of life and manipulative of their appeals to set her free.
An impossible to resist Temptation is decided opposed to the backdrop of a very divisive interval in colonial New South Wales. not just did the scandal titillate Sydney and its criminal and political ramifications push the colony to the edge of a constitutional trouble, however it contributed to the savagery of Governor Darling's public vilification and bestowed upon Jane New a spot within the annals of Australian colonial history.
Compelling and fast paced, An impossible to resist Temptation is a meticulously researched heritage that takes us from the courtroom docks of industrialising England, to Tasmania's uncooked penal payment, the rough-house international of Sydney's Rocks and finally again to the rarefied surroundings of england' condo of Commons.
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