Written by E.M.G. Wixley
Narrated by George Ellington
Duration 6 hours and 37 minutes
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Mary hoping to leave the hardships and loneliness of her past behind embarks on a new life running a bar in a remote Australian town. The occupants are all driven by fear, striving to survive both mentally and physically in the harsh environment. She dreams of returning to England but that would require a small fortune.
After a period of success, the news of a gold strike leaves the town and farms deserted except for old women and teetotallers. Mary’s business is in danger of collapse and what’s worse her son William has disappeared also overcome with gold fever.
In London Johnny is reeling from George’s revelation. Knowledge of the devastating family secret and the lingering grief of his mother’s death throws him into turmoil. Seeking truth and meaning to his life he initiates a cooperative in the East End of London to provide employment to the destitute immigrants.
Inadvertently treading on the toes of London’s elite he soon becomes embroiled in the crime and depravity of Victorian society. Who will survive the ghosts, secrets, lies and devious dealings in the new industrial world?
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