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    DescriptionKate Grenville's "The Secret River" was one of the most loved novels of 2006. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, the story of William Thornhill and his journey from London to the other side of the world has moved and exhilarated hundreds of thousands of readers. "Searching for the Secret River" tells the story of how Grenville came to write this wonderful book. It is in itself an amazing story, beginning with Grenville's great-great-great grandfather. Grenville starts to investigate her ancestor, hoping to understand his life. She pursues him from Sydney to London and back, and slowly she begins to realise she must write about him. "Searching for the Secret River" maps this creative journey into fiction, and illuminates the importance of family in all our lives.


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    Title
    Searching for the Secret River
    Subtitle
    The Story Behind the Bestselling Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Grenville
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847670021
    ISBN 10: 1847670024
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH, WQY
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000, LIT007000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11, 74
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, HIS004000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    DC22: 994.402092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR9619.3.G73 Z46 2007
    Thema V1.0: DSK, DSBH, WQY
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Main
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Kate Grenville was born in Sydney. Her last novel, The Secret River, is tremendously successful. Her previous novel, The Idea of Perfection, won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2001 and became a long-running bestseller. Her six other works of fiction have won numerous awards. Kate Grenville lives in Sydney with her family.
    Review quote
    "We have had to wait five years for The Secret River but the wait has been worth it... Splendidly paced, passionate and disturbing." The Times "Grenville, as ever, describes an Australia so overwhelmingly beautiful that readers will lust after its sunbaked soul too." Daily Telegraph "A sad book, beautifully written and, at times, almost unbearable with the weight of loss, competing distresses and the impossibility of making amends." Observer "Grenville's skill is to turn what could have been too obviously a representative moral fable into a rich novel of character." Sunday Telegraph"