When Eliza Clifford, trapped in a desolate marriage, runs away with ex-convict, Martin Cash, she is seeking safety and security. She has no idea of the hardship and turmoil that lie ahead of her.
Set in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, and in Van Diemen's Land, Martin's foolishness and inability to stay out of trouble lead to danger and fear as the couple tries to avoid capture.
Martin Cash is remembered as Tasmania's "gentleman bushranger", but Eliza is largely overlooked and forgotten. This elegantly wrought novel blends history and imagination, allowing Eliza to tell her own story.
“Eliza’s story is one of faithful love, struggle, danger and suffering. Her resilience and courage are worth recording.”
Associate Professor Cheryl Taylor, James Cook University, Townsville
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