A convict colony in New South Wales, Australia is the setting for Carol Birch's new novel, based on real events. New South Wales, 1817. Margaret Catchpole is stranded at a settler's homestead as the floodwater draws in, and she finds herself facing death - as she has several times before. She looks back over her life - the complex and stormy partnership with Will Laud, a 'hell-born-babe', that led her into the world of smuggling and into a double life. After Will is forced to flee the country, Margaret is taken on as a ...

Scapegallows 2008, Little Brown and Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781844083916

Trade paperback

Scapegallows 2007, Virago Press (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9781844083909