In this episode taken from the BBC Radio 4 series, Melvyn Bragg voyages to Tasmania to find out what a sentence of transportation to Van Diemen's Land really meant to those who survived the journey 'beyond the seas'. We hear the forgotten voices of people such as Joseph Lingard, a respectable Derbyshire man who was wrongfully convicted of the theft of a door-latch, and explore the destinies of the many thousands of British convicts whose forced labour shaped the first 80 years of the Australian colony.
Language Instruction author, Melvyn Bragg, has quickly become one of our most popular audio book authors on AudiobookStore.com. Bragg has a total of 49 audiobooks in our catalog, with a top-selling selection that includes titles like, The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language, Routes of English: Complete Series 3: Accents and Dialects and Twelve Books That Changed the World. While Remember Me is the latest release from Bragg in our collection, The Sword and the Miracle is the oldest audio book, added to our website in 2000. With popular titles like The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language, read by the well-known narrator, Robert Powell, you have access to over 107 hours of audio from their 49 audiobooks. You will surely find a Language Instruction story to enjoy! For our complete selection of audio books from Melvyn Bragg, please visit their author audio book page: Melvyn Bragg audiobooks.