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Helen Simpson’s scorching novel of passion and unspoken loyalty is brought to life in a major miniseries, unfolding in the epic Australian tradition of Against The Wind and Sara Dane. In 1831 Charles Adare (Peter Cousens, Return To Eden) arrives in colonial New South Wales and hopes to make his fortune in an exciting new land of opportunity. The nephew of the territorial governor, Charles endears himself to rich landowner Sam Flusky (John Hallam, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) in the hope of securing his future. In his grand pursuit of property, Charlesis invited to stay with Sam and encounters his troubled wife Henrietta (Lisa Harrow, The Last Days of Chez Nous) and devious housekeeper Milly (Julia Blake, Travelling North), entering a tumultuous passage of existence that will test his heart and sharpen his resolve.