Identity: Larry Cummins, Bushranger

Peter Long

It’s 1850 and New South Wales, Australia is awash with gold. Bushrangers are in the press, their names on everyone’s lips: Ben Hall, Frank Gardiner, John Peisley, Dan Morgan, Captain Thunderbolt. They roam free, uninhibited, spending big in the shanties. The girls love them, these wild boys. Teenager, Larry Cummins, decides to throw his hand in with them. He’ll think about consequences later. Bail the coach. Grab the bank’s cash. Scarper. Take the bullets, the whips, societal stings. If you weaken you die…
A tale of adventure, love, tragedy and redemption, touchingly told by Larry Cummins’ great-grandson, multi-award-winning author, Peter Long. Identity: Larry Cummins, Bushranger, is literary historical fiction inspired by a real story.

‘Peter Long’s literary style compels thought and reflection. In my view, a truly under-rated author adding compelling and important works to the Australian historical fiction genre. A few pages into Identity and I was swept along. I read this in a weekend – you will too. Masterful.’

- Cate Sawyer, author

Release
Nov-2023
ISBN
9781923105072
RRP (AUD)
$29.95
Pages
227
Format
Paperback
Category
Historical fiction

Peter Long

Peter Long is a Brisbane writer with an interest in regional and historical fiction and any other topic that attracts his fancy.

Hawkeye Publishing

Hawkeye Publishing is an independent trade publishing house, in Brisbane, Queensland, elevating Australia’s diverse culture, writers and stories. We publish fiction, non-fiction and children’s books of distinction and work closely with our family of authors to deliver quality books.

Identity: Larry Cummins, Bushranger
Rights
Overseas, audio, large print, film
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