P Howard Smith
An angry and determined freedom fighter discovers freedom where she least expects it. After taking up arms in the Irish uprising at Vinegar Hill in 1798, Maggie Flannery is brutalised by British soldiers and authorities and transported to New South Wales. When Irish convicts rebel at Castle Hill in Sydney, Maggie is a servant in the house of Elizabeth MacArthur. This gripping work of historical fiction is based on meticulous research and honours the Irish contribution to Australian life. It deals thoughtfully with violence, suffering, revenge, justice, love and forgiveness and the nature of providence during a period of which most Australians are ignorant.
Available from the publisher Morning Star Publishing and www.Amazon.com.au