Christmas and New Year bring further surprises, and at the end of January, 1898 the Travelling Show, expanded by Silas Appleyard and his ‘Gospel Group’, head for the West Australian goldfields. As they progress town by town towards Kalgoorlie, not everyone in the ‘unofficial gold capital’ of Australia looks forward to their arrival.
Michael Doyle and ‘Old Man’ Casey anticipate the problems that Benedict Lovelace and Travelling Show may bring. They try to enlist the help of the goldfields policeman, Sergeant O’Malley, and his assistant Constable Thompson, with limited success.
A blind boy, Jimmy Gimmick, and his guide dog, Sam, further complicate matters, which race to a conclusion involving deception and death.
Will this spell the end for the Master Showman, Benedict Lovelace, and his troupe, or does he still have some tricks up his sleeve?
In 1992 he researched and wrote a family history, "Life's Race Well Run" and after retiring in 2006 he has written seven novels: "Reflections" (2006), "Artifice" (2015), "Gnarl" (2015), "The Spiv: The Robbie Sparrow Story" (2015), "Impressment" (2015), "Benedict Lovelace and the Travelling Show" (2016), "Rocking Horse Rider" (2016) and "Lord Gnarl" (2016).
Jeff writes entirely for pleasure, and to fill in the long summer months between football seasons.