Katharine Leslie

Katharine Leslie Sentenced to fourteen years imprisonment for a theft of which she is innocent sixteen year old Katharine Leslie finds herself in Newgate friendless except for Michael Edes a young doctor Through hi

  • Title: Katharine Leslie
  • Author: Audrey White Beyer Polly Bolian
  • ISBN: 9780394912981
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sentenced to fourteen years imprisonment for a theft of which she is innocent, sixteen year old Katharine Leslie finds herself in Newgate, friendless except for Michael Edes, a young doctor Through his help and her own daring, she escapes to America, determined to find the security she is looking for in the household of Edmund Winter, a wealthy Tory merchant.But time andSentenced to fourteen years imprisonment for a theft of which she is innocent, sixteen year old Katharine Leslie finds herself in Newgate, friendless except for Michael Edes, a young doctor Through his help and her own daring, she escapes to America, determined to find the security she is looking for in the household of Edmund Winter, a wealthy Tory merchant.But time and events move too quickly for her Caught up in the bitter strife between Tory and rebel, she struggles to find her place in a world of turbulent ideas and actions where the familiar patterns are broken and her own values must change Based on actual incidents in Revolutionary history in Falmouth, Maine, Katharine Leslie is a gripping and moving tale, highlighted by sensitive black and white illustrations by Polly Bolian.

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    1. Found this book recently while I was unpacking, and really enjoyed it. Four and a half stars for the plucky orphan who escapes from prison in England to make a new live in Colonial America.

    2. I loved this book so much as a young girl, that I stole it from my elementary school library unable to be parted from it when I moved on to High School. (I've since paid for it, and been forgiven!) But that really does a lot to explain how attached we can become to those stories that profoundly influence our lives. Katharine Leslie tells the tale of a governess falsely accused of thievery, unjustly tossed into the infamous Newgate Prison in the dank and dark reaches of the late 1700's. Having ma [...]

    3. I read this at least seven or eight times when I was in junior high. It was a great combination of adventure, romance and historical fiction. Katharine was a plucky heroine, and Dr. Michael Edes, who rescued her from Newgate, is an enigmatic hero. I found this at a used book sale a few years ago and was very happy to read it again.

    4. I came upon a book report I did in junior high about this book. I loved the book so found a copy of it and now it is in my library. Historical fiction/romance.

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