THE SEA PEOPLE
FINALIST in Braille Talking Books Award.
The story of the five descendants of a radical Irish convict transported in 1803 to the penal colony at Port Phillip to atone for her heretical ideas about women, politics and religion.
Nearly 200 years later her descendants, all women and all liars, grapple with life in modern Sorrento in Australia.
REVIEWS for THE SEA PEOPLE
This deft and witty novel leaps from late 18th Century Ireland and a rebel order of Pope Joan (of Arc) worshipping nuns, to the English household of radical thinker William Goldwin, across to the new penal colony of Australia and then forward to today.....a rattling good yarn about modern life and the romantic myths that underpin it.’
Liz Porter, The Age
‘Its capacity to disturb, amuse and tantalise in turn are undeniable.’
Veronica Sen, The Canberra Times