Having returned to Nottingham from exile in France, William Daniels has now settled in his home town with his wife, Abigail, and their children. Leaving behind his former life of poverty and hardship, he is now developing a successful business as a canal carrier. But ever resourceful, and always looking to the future, he also becomes involved in plans to bring the railway to Nottingham. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, one man has not forgotten the past. Residing at his Majesty’s pleasure in a penal colony in Van Diemen’s Land, the wealthy Josiah Sidmouth waits patiently for the day when he will become a free man again. And as he waits, he carefully plans his revenge against the man he regards as responsible for his downfall.
Nottingham in the 1820s and 1830s, an era of brutal and uncompromising change, and of fierce political upheaval, is the setting for the dramatic sequel to Narrow Marsh. A fast-moving story of retribution, radical politics and criminal conspiracies.
‘Excellent story-telling. A fascinating marriage of fact and fiction.’
(Andy Smart, Nottingham Post)
‘A thrilling sequel to Narrow Marsh, with as many twists and turns as the courts and alleys of 19th century Nottingham. I never knew my ancestors’ town had experienced so much turmoil, political chicanery and mob violence.’
(Jean Boht, actress)
Paperback. 288 pages.