Australian purchases

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Allen & Unwin, 2008


Mass paperback

  • In An Irresistible Temptation, Carol Baxter brings to life a previously unsung survivor of Governor Darling’s autocratic administration ... [Jane New’s] defenders left behind exquisitely articulate speeches, letters and courtroom exchanges for Baxter to quote and confect into a racy narrative.
    Australian Country Style

  • [An Irresistible Temptation’s] appeal lies in its ability to engage and entertain the reader while providing an accurate historical account of early Sydney life ... the writing is lively, dramatic and suspenseful [and] in person, the author is equally vibrant, dynamic and engaging.
    North Shore Times, Sydney, Australia

  • Carol Baxter ... has written a fast paced narrative history filled with political intrigue, seduction and drama ... She believes that a gripping story, which engenders strong emotions, needn’t only be the domain of fiction. It’s a belief she ably demonstrates in this compelling and well-researched history.
    The Local Citizen, Sydney, Australia

  • [An Irresistible Temptation] is commended to all fellow historians and genealogists as an exemplary and compelling narrative and a competent, professionally exacting historical study.
    Evan Best, Descent (Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists)

  • An Irresistible Temptation by Carol Baxter is packed with all the elements of a great story – lust, scandal, crime and deceit. What makes this book all the more alluring is that it is a true tale of Australia’s colonial past. Be prepared to be blown away. Baxter has done an excellent job in portraying Australia’s colonial past with accuracy and sincerity. Her research appears impeccable and she brings to life the characters of colonial Sydney. Very enjoyable ... It is a lesson in history, the stupidity of men, human behaviour and legal developments all at once.’
    Kellie from Warner, Brisbane, Allen & Unwin’s Reading Group