A leader of the Young Ireland rebellion of 1948, Robert Devereux is an Irish gentleman who is prepared to hazard a life of privilege in the fight for his country's freedom.
Transported to Van Diemen's Land as a political prisoner, he enters a life that greatly changes him, falling in love with a young Irish convict woman.
Through Kathleen O'Rahilly he comes to know the people he's long romanticised; but his cause, and the life he has lost, will not let him go.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 720 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/07/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099584490