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.
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Used availability for Alan Garner's Strandloper
May 1996 : UK Hardback
July 1997 : UK Paperback
March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition