The Lockdown Tales
– Adrian Colman, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Tasmania
Harris in Underland
Frank Harris, adventurer, literary man and liar, tells his son why Oscar Wilde never escaped to France before his arrest, and how the inmates of a London child sex brothel were rescued. And of the conception of his son.
Many of Victorian London’s literary lions appear, including Oscar, Charles “Lewis Carroll” Dodgson, Ellen Terry, the young Aleister Crowley, with Zhou Ch’en, widow of a great Chinese General. London’s underworld is dangerous and cruel.
Blood and Bone
Kai Kawiti, actor, political activist and womaniser, dies. Two tribes fight over his body and legacy, and many people are pulled into that struggle, changing their lives and their minds.
Falling Angels is a story of death, ruthless tribal politics, oratory, police corruption, robbery on a train, the obligations of friends and lovers, and the building of families. And betrayal, sex and love.