A devastating flood on the Hawkesbury almost wipes out the young colony, bringing to the surface many secrets and desires in this masterpiece of historical fiction
Peter Cochrane is a widely published historian and writer based in Sydney. He is best known for his book Colonial Ambition- Foundations of Australian Democracy, which won the inaugural Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History and the Age Book of the Year in 2007. His first venture into fiction was the novella Governor Bligh and the Short Man. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.