The Making of Martin Sparrow

Title:   The Making of Martin Sparrow
Author:   Cochrane Peter
Publisher:   VIKING Edition:  2018 Binding: Paperback
APN:   9780670074068 or ISBN(0670074063)
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Martin Sparrow is already struggling when the Hawkesburys great flood of March 1806 lays waste to him and his farm.

Luckless, lovelorn and deep in debt, the ex-convict is confronted with a choice. He can buckle down and set about his agricultural recovery, or he can heed the whispers of an earthly paradise on the far side of the mountains a place where men are truly free and strike out for a new life. But what chance of renewal is there for a man like Sparrow in either the brutal colony or the forbidding wilderness?

The decision he makes triggers a harrowing chain of events and draws in a cast of extraordinary characters, including Alister Mackie, the chief constable on the river; his deputy, Thaddeus Cuff; the vicious hunter, Griffin Pinney; the Romany girl, Bea Faa; and the young Aboriginal men, Caleb and Moowuttin, caught between war and peace.

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