This novel opens in Cheshire in the 1790s, with William Buckley being chosen as the village's Shick-Shack - an ancient fertility figure. But when the local landowner discovers the celebrations in church, William is arrested and sentenced to transportation to New Holland.
Used availability for Alan Garner's Strandloper
May 1996 : UK Hardback
July 1997 : UK Paperback
March 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition