Savage Sympathy

Author(s): University Lecturer in Mathematical Biology Graham Taylor, Dr (University of Oxford, UK)


Set in Ireland in the late 1700s, Savage Sympathy is the story of Padraig Gallagher, who wants to find those responsible for the rape, murder, and destruction of all he loved, perpetrated by the landlords of English hierarchy. A s he seeks revenge, his journey takes him from his homeland in Donegal to London, where he becomes a convict on the first fleet heading to Van Diemen's Land in the earliest days of Australia becoming a British prison colony. The story is a fictional novel focusing on factual events, and includes the actual names and historical facts as indicated in the early landing at Botany Bay by the officers, crews, surgeons, and convicts of the first eleven English vessels sailing to Australia. This is a fact-based tale of British soldiers brutalizing convicts and much more. Padraig Gallagher is a fictional character, as is his brother Sean. So is the story of revenge finalizing in the second half of the novel. Graham Taylor was born in Huntly, New Zealand. He has lived extensively in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. His love of travel and historical investigation coupled with his work in education has resulted in his first novel, with work already well under way on the sequel. The author wishes to acknowledge Captain Watkin Tench's narrative regarding Sydney's first four years. "Also my family in Ireland who created the passion and emotion that built the foundation of my love and devotion to those who were and still are the very essence of the uniqueness of the peoples of Ireland." Publisher's website: http: //


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General Fields

  • : 9781631354069
  • : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency (SBPRA)
  • : Eloquent Books
  • : January 2015
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 32mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : University Lecturer in Mathematical Biology Graham Taylor, Dr (University of Oxford, UK)
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : English
  • : 570
  • : black & white illustrations