LouisH. I'm a "Historical Fiction Fanatic" I have just read the The Highwayman. Great Book - But a Western? June 4, 2012
This was the first F.M. Parker book I have read and I read constantly. I will certainly read many more! I'm not sure how it qualifies as a Western since the setting is London, Australia and California. I guess since the story ends in California, it can be stretched to be named a western. I especially enjoyed the part about Errin as a child slave in the cotton mills in London and his escape onto the mean street of London with its head bashers, thieves and whores. And then his imprisonment in the penal colony in Australia. I really enjoyed the plot and recommend it to all readers of historical fiction.