Geoff McDonnell

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The Decadent and the Damned.

"In 1850, scandal, desperation and ambition create an upheaval in the lives of many English people. They are encouraged to leave England and seek a new life in a place called New Zealand.

On arrival in the new colony, old habits die hard. In the mad scramble for fame and fortune, huge risks are taken, morals are compromised and those in authority hoodwinked. The Maori are ostracised and the religious ideals of the colony’s founders ignored. The men strengthened by the love of their women spare no quarter to outwit their rivals in the race for fame and fortune..."