Snapshots from Home

Many of our townsfolk will be familiar with the sight of schoolteacher Miss Edith Stark and her small assistant Miss Katherine Macmillan calling upon the homes of our country’s bravest to take heart-warming portraits of the soldiers’ near and dear, whether these be animal, mineral or vegetable. One wonders whether our boys are teasing when…

On a Bright Hillside in Paradise

On a Bright Hillside in Paradise,tells the story of a family of convict descendants in the back-blocks of Tasmania, on a farm in a place called Paradise. They lead hard-scrabble lives. The drama begins when strangers arrive, Christian Brethren evangelists who hold big revival meetings in local barns. It tackles big questions of faith and…

The Escapades of Tribulation Johnson

It’s 1679 and into the tumult, politics and colour of Restoration London and its lively theatre scene comes the fierce and opinionated Tribulation Johnson. Cast out from her family as ungodly and unworthy, Tribulation is determined to forge her own remarkable path. Arriving in London, Tribulation is astonished to discover that the widowed cousin she’s…

The Fire and the Rose

England, 1276: Forced to leave her home village, Eleanor moves to Lincoln to work as a housemaid. She’s prickly, independent and stubborn, her prospects blighted by a port-wine birthmark across her face. Unusually for a woman, she has fine skills with ink and quill, and harbours a secret ambition to work as a scribe, a…