Have you ever wondered about the last known convict to be sent to Australia?
Anthony Hill has a remarkable ability to extensively research historical material and, from wide-ranging sources, piece together a moving and exciting story.
He has written many historical novels including 'The Story of Billy Young', 'Soldier Boy', 'Captain Cook's Apprentice' and 'Animal Heroes'.
Anthony has again woven pieces of history into a novel based on the story of convict Samuel Speed, transported to Australia in 1863 in his latest novel 'The Last Convict'.
About the Novel
A moving and insightful novel about the life and times of Samuel Speed, believed to be the last of the transported convicts to die in Australia, and a vivid recreation of life in Australia’s penal era by the bestselling author of Soldier Boy.‘It’s a good story, Samuel. You’re a piece of living history.’
A colourful recreation of the life and times of the last known convict to be sent to Australia, 'The Last Convict' is a moving study of old age and loneliness, as one social outcast finds meaning in his impoverished life through the power of literature. Meticulously researched and brilliantly woven into an engaging fictional account, it is an unforgettable story by an award-winning writer and historian.