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    DescriptionLondon, 1806 - William Thornhill, happily wedded to his childhood sweetheart Sal, is a waterman on the River Thames. Life is tough but bearable until William makes a mistake, a bad mistake for which he and his family are made to pay dearly. His sentence: to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. Soon Thornhill, a man no better or worse than most, has to make the most difficult decision of his life ...The Secret River is a universal and timeless story of love, identity and belonging.


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    Title
    The Secret River
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Grenville, Introduction by Diana Athill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857860842
    ISBN 10: 0857860844
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    Libri: ENGM1012
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    Libri: AUST1220
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FV
    Edition statement
    Main
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 May 2011
    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. Her works of fiction have won numerous awards both in Australia and internationally. The Idea of Perfection won the 2001 Orange Broadband 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, and The Lieutenant. Kate Grenville lives in Sydney.
    Review quote
    'In one stroke the author captures both Sullivan's emotional dependence and Will's compassion. Will's relationship with Sal is frequently fortified by such psychological insights. Their mutual awareness gives the couple a convincing weight as well as engaging the reader's sympathy and deepening the narrative tension. By this stage, what started as a sumptuous historical with its brilliantly atmospheric depiction of Georgian London's Stygian gloom, has developed into a profound journey of self discovery.' Independent on Sunday