Andrew Lemon AM has published widely in Australian history, winning literary and historical awards and commendations. He is best known known for his epic three volume ‘The History of Australian Thoroughbred Racing’. His co-authored ‘Poor Souls, They Perished’ won the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ Wilke Award, and ‘The Master Gardener’ was long-listed for the 2018 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award. In 2012 he was a John Daniels Research Fellow at the National Sporting Library and Museum at Middleburg, Virginia USA. A past president of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Andrew holds the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Letters from the University of Melbourne. This is his first novel.