Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor edgewear. Remnant mark on tail foredge.
Elizabeth Macquarie, the widow of the disgraced former Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, is in mourning - not only for her husband but for the loss of their shared dream to transform the penal colony into a bright new world.
Over the course of one long sleepless night on the windswept isle of Mull, she remembers her life in that wild and strange country; a revolution of ideas as dramatic as any in history; and her dangerous alliance with the brilliant, mercurial Francis Greenway, the colony's maverick architect.
A stirring, provocative and thrilling novel of passion, ideas, reforming zeal and desire. (back cover)