Book Review: Meg Keneally’s Fled is a rich historical fiction, with a basis in almost unbelievable fact

Poor and hungry, fisherman’s daughter Jenny Trelawney is forced into thievery. But when the young highway woman is caught and transported to Australia, a fresh set of problems presents itself. Sickness, famine, and dangerous fellow convicts – male and female alike – all threaten her growing family. So Jenny hatches a plan to escape. But who will risk their lives on the word of a thief? Worse, a woman?

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