'Where is the gold and silver coinage known to have been aboard Britomart when she disappeared in Bass Strait in 1839? Why was there no survivors found?
These are just two of the questions that intrigued novelist Della Madeline Kerrison when put to her by yacht owner Lyman Jensen on the first of several voyages to the Bass Strait Islands.
'So began a long journey into research on the disappearance of the ship Britomart.
This fascinating fictional novel is the result of this research.
All of the main characters are figments of the author’s imagination, and real historic names are changed to protect the descendants of those people.
Filled with family intrigue, scintillating sexual encounters, young love, glamour, a runaway heiress, pirates, death of loved ones, and racial prejudices it will be hard to put down.
'It takes the reader from England to Ireland and from there to South Africa, New South Wales, Van Diemen’s Land [Tasmania] and the Bass Strait Islands.
High born Elizabeth Montgomery falls madly in love with equally high born Irishman, Jack De Lacy. Why is her widower father so violently opposed to the match?
Why was Jack arrested on his wedding night and taken to a London Prison accused of treason against England? ' (Publisher's blurb)