Oceania

The Switherby Pilgrims
Miss Arabella Braithewaite of Switherby knows there is no future for the ten orphans—a remarkable mix of genteel and working class children—she has gathered together in these years of England’s grim factory growth in the early 1820s. Her plan, quite outrageous in the eyes of most, is to take the...Read more
Jamberoo Road
Five years ago, in 1825, Missabella and her ten orphans—the “Switherby Pilgrims”—had voyaged from England to New South Wales, in primitive Australia. By dint of tough pioneering work they had turned their coastal land grant into a true, if rustic, home. Missabella, now, is determined to provide for...Read more
After quiet, artistic Danny Mago gets a new job at the St. Martin de Porres Convent-home of the famous Maori painter, Mother Madeleine-he stumbles across an ancient, unused elevator and the uneventful tenor of his life takes a decided turn . . . upwards! The resulting wild and sometimes hair-...Read more