Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful and respected English novelists. Malachi's Cove tells the story of Mally, the granddaughter of an old seaweed collector, who takes over the family trade as her "Dada" becomes too old and infirm to carry on. Mally is plagued by interlopers from local farms who come down to collect seaweed in her cove. One in particular, Barty Gunliffe, she resents above all others. So when Mally sees Barty going out towards the great hole, a swirling, seething bottomless whirlpool among the rocks, she is gleeful at the thought of the danger he is in. But when Barty does slip on the rocks, things take a very unexpected turn.