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The Autobiography of Cockney Tom
I, Cockney Tom, am the son of a gun, who was so called because his father was a general in the Navy. Now this requires a little explanation. My grandfather, you must know, was master-atarms on board the Royal Standard, 74 guns. It was his duty as a: warrant-officer to officiate when a man was to be flogged for getting drunk, or any other crime. They were tied up to a ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published December 19th 2008 by Dodo Press
(first published 1618)
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I enjoyed this relatively short book most of all for its historical value. It's about an Englishman and his family who decided to emigrate to Australia and join the mid-19th century gold rush. They didn't get much gold, and so turned to other vocations. The writing is really not bad - except for the doggerel at the end.