The true story of Jane New and a colonial scandal
by Carol Baxter
Why did Carol Baxter write An Irresistible Temptation?
While writing a family history, Carol stumbled across the story of the political sex scandal at the heart of this book. After she self-published the family history, she decided to write Jane New's story as "popular history". Much to her surprise, her not-yet-finished manuscript was picked up by the first mainstream publisher she approached (Allen & Unwin) only a few weeks after she mailed her submission.
Allen & Unwin, 2006
Allen & Unwin, 2008