The Secret River

Front Cover, 2011 - Colonists - 448 pages
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In 1806 London thief William Thornhill is transported to Australia. Once there he earns his freedom and settles on what looks like empty land. But the land belongs to the Darug people, and they're prepared to defend it. He can't go back, but how can he go forward? The choice Thornhill makes will haunt him for the rest of his life. Inspired by the author's family history, this book is a classic novel about out nation's past - back cover.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A riveting narrative unfolds into a chilling allegory of the mechanics and the psychology of colonialism in the veteran Australian author's rich historical novel.In a follow-up to her Orange Prize ... Read full review

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

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 ... Read full review

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Kate Grenville was born in Sydney on October 14, 1950. She is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a BA (Honours), the University of Colorado with a MA and a PhD in Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. She is one of Australia's best-known authors. She is the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She will be at the Oz, New Zealand festival of literature and arts program in London in 2015. She also made the Indie Awards 2016 shortlists in the Nonfiction category with her title One Life.

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