by Grenville, Kate, Athill, Diana | Fiction & related items
Published 24/07/2018 by CANONGATE BOOKS LTD (Canongate Canons) in the United Kingdom as part of the Canons series
Paperback | 368 pages, No
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2006 COMMONWEALTH WRITERS’ PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE IMPAC DUBLIN PRIZEA BBC2 BIG JUBILEE BETWEEN THE COVERS READLondon, 1806. William Thornhill, happily wedded to his childhood sweetheart Sal, is a waterman on the River Thames. Life is tough but bearable until William makes a mistake, a bad mistake for which he and his family are made to pay dearly.
His sentence: to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. Soon Thornhill, a man no better or worse than most, has to make the most difficult decision of his life.