She crossed the world to marry a man she'd never metWhen Elizabeth Morton's father asks her to travel from England to Australia to marry a complete stranger, she decides he must have gone mad. This is 1920 and a woman has some rights. But she's reckoned without the brother-in-law she's always despised, who shatters her comfortable world, leaving her no choice but to sail to the other side of the world.
When Michael Winterbourne, a lead miner, still battle worn from the trenches of the First World War wakes up with a hangover after his engagement celebrations, he has no idea he is about to be the cause of a terrible tragedy that will change his life and destroy his family.
When Michael and Elizabeth meet on the SS Historic, bound for Sydney, they are reluctant emigrants from England. They may hope their troubles are over, but they're only just beginning.
A Greater World moves from the docks of Liverpool to the beautiful Blue Mountains of Australia, from coal to cocaine, from drawing rooms to court rooms. It is a tense and thrilling love story full of dramatic tension to the last page.
About the author
A former global marketing director, Clare Flynn lives in west London and runs a successful strategic management company although much of her time these days is taken up with writing. She is a fluent Italian speaker and loves spending time in Italy. In her spare time she likes to quilt, splash about with watercolours and travel as often and as widely as possible. Her first novel, A Greater World, is set in the Blue Mountains of Australia in the 1920s. A second book, Kurinji Flowers, set in colonial India on a the plantation in the 1930s and 40s, was published in October 2014. Both novels feature places she knows well and she does extensive research to build the period and geographic flavour of her books. Clare is currently at work on a new novel set in Victorian England and the USA. More information on her fiction can be found at www.clareflynn.co.uk.
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