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    DescriptionAs a boy, Daniel Rooke was always an outsider. At school, he learned to hide his clever thoughts from his cruel peers; at home, his parents were bemused by their bookish son. Daniel could only hope - against all the evidence - that he would one day find his place in life. By 1788, Daniel has become Lieutenant Rooke, astronomer with the First Fleet as it lands on the unknown shores of New South Wales. As the newcomers struggle to establish a settlement for themselves and their cargo of convicts, and attempts are made to communicate with those who already inhabit this land, Rooke sets up his observatory to chart the stars. But the place where they have landed will prove far more revelatory than the night sky. Out on his isolated point, Rooke comes to know the local Aboriginal people, and forges a remarkable connection with one child, which will change his life in ways he never imagined.


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    Title
    The Lieutenant
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Grenville
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 450 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847673442
    ISBN 10: 1847673449
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FV
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Kate Grenville is one of Australia's best-loved authors. Her works of fiction have won numerous awards both in Australia and internationally. THE IDEA OF PERFECTION won the 2001 Orange Prize for Fiction and became a long-running bestseller. In 2006 THE SECRET RIVER won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. SEARCHING FOR THE SECRET RIVER, the story behind this novel, is also available from Canongate, alongside her first novel LILIAN'S STORY. Kate Grenville lives in Sydney, and maintains a website at www.users.bigpond.com/kgrenville.
    Review quote
    "Grenville inhabits characters with a rare completeness . . . and writes with a poet's sense of rhythm and imagery. . . . [She] explores the natural rifts that arise between settlers and native people with a deep understanding of the ambiguities inherent in such conflicts . . . [and] occupies the mind of Rooke with a kind of vivid insistence, and his isolation--and moral dilemmas--become ours." -- Jay Parini