The Durra Durra Saga

A mystery set in Australia’s exciting and colourful past


Compilation Durra Durra

About the books: Thurlow and Durra Durra

Set in regency England, and early colonial New South Wales, J.A.Wells in his duology, The Durra Durra Saga, delves into the lives of two men, inextricably linked by country, honour and loyalty. The first is wrongly accused of a crime and convicted, subsequently torn from the ordered life he once knew, and the ones he loves, only to enter a world of torment, fear and degradation. The other, unaware of his true identity, having been taken from his rightful mother as a new born baby, sails to the far side of the world, there to become a young man of substance, integrity and manliness. Therefore, we follow the exploits of James Baker Waldon, and Luke William Reddall, as they discover meaning in a land as unforgiving as the parched earth beneath their feet.

J.A.Wells entices us with the romance of new found love, saddens the heart with sudden losses, thrills the senses with depictions of a river in full flood, and the disastrous results of its aftermath. All the while ambitions are tested, during eventful voyages spanning vast oceans to brave new worlds. Then he appals, yet challenges us with his vivid descriptions of squalid prison life, both on land, and aboard convict ships, where friendships are made, and plots are hatched.

J.A.Wells’ characters stem from actual people from out of his past, thus he succeeds in putting flesh on their bones, at the same time breathing love in the hearts of souls long since departed.


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