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Wedge

 Wedge: Life and Love Delivered
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Wedge: Life and Love Delivered.  
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This is a work of historical fiction that covers a lot of ground in presenting life stories. Of the lives in focus the central figure is a child, Seamus O'Toule, who was subjected to brutal experiences by the excessive and largly uncontrolled judicial power of the British empirical governance in mid to late 19thC. 

Seamus is an Irish child, but it is not essentially an Irish story. In the colonies of Australia, the convict era ended before Seamus' arrival on the scene.  There was no shortage of people convicted of minor offences and others convicted of no real offence at all, because there was a thriving trade in labour. Men, women and children would be assigned as bonded servants or workers in the new world. The boy's father, Thomas, found himself exiled to the Americas in time to be given a gun and a uniform to take his chances in the American Civil War. Of course he died: soldiers of all persuasions died in those kind of wars that they knew nothing 
about.

In Waterford, Thomas O'Toule's fifteen year old son worked long days to support a step-mother and three young step-brothers, but he too fell foul of the same excesses of judicial legerdemaine. A timely intervention by an officer of the Home Office saw him shipped to New South Wales which was  then the most prosperous of the Australian colonies, instead of serving a very demeaning domestic servitude. Like many exiled young men of his time, Seamus' fortunes changed, remarkably. In the service of Scottish Pastoralists, he became the deeply loved alter-ego of the son they had lost in one of the Empire's all too frequent minor wars. 

An unlikely friendship with a doctor, Harold Cheltam, hero of the African Zulu Wars, opens chapter after chapter of entertaining experieriences and dramatic conflict with the local Senior Constable who must discredit or dispose of the doctor. Cheltam was the hapless witness to a callous murder. Of course, he had a lovelly daughter and Seamus would be the lucky young man to capture her love.

It is a love story; a story that exemplifies history; a murder story and a story of a struggle to survive in an isolated district where the Senior Constable's word was the law, the evidence, and a writ-of-right; his right.

Wedge, in print, is a work of 405 action filled pages. It will be available in e-book on Google Book and perhaps other outlets and, in print, by individual application to 
mail@OvadaAU.com 
later in 2015.

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