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The Secret River

Editorial Review - Books+Publishing - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors

I must confess I came to The Secret River by Kate Grenville rather reluctantly, even though I had loved many of Kate's earlier books, indeed felt I had grown up with her work in particular Lilian's Story (1985) and Joan Makes History (1988). And when Idea of Perfection broke away from the pack and scooped the Orange Prize 2001 despite being the 7-1 outsider, the bookies favourite being Blind ... Read full review

Review: The Secret River (Thornhill Family #1)

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

The Secret River explores human instinct on a level that is visceral, honest... and depressing. Or perhaps it is just Western instinct, rather than human instinct--and that is even more depressing ... Read full review


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