They drove each other crazy.
Meticulously researched 575-page Aussie historical novel on set mostly in the 1890s. It shows the world in which Louisa Lawson & Henry Lawson and their circle of radical friends lived: revolution, poverty, love affairs, madness, drunkenness, sedition, terrorism, passionate hopes, and friendships with some of Australia's most remarkable people.
Much historical material here doesn't appear in their biographies. Read on + glossary.
"Good stuff - experientially, politically, anecdotally, stylistically, narratively, romantically, alcoholically. What more can one say?"
Douglas Houston, PhD, co-editor of the Oxford Good Fiction Guide
Note: Lulu's TEEN rating = "suitable for persons ages 13+", not "teenage book".
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I hate history. Always have. Don't like biographies, never have. But i read this piece about one of our countries greatest writers and was engrossed. Pip holds true to the era, opens some doors and adds to the mystery that is the Lawson phenomenon. And as there seems to be a 'Henry revival' thing happening at the moment, what better time for this book to be released. Congratulations Pip on a job well done.