The Secret River

The Secret River

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By (author) Kate Grenville

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 334 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 25mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1841959146
  • ISBN 13: 9781841959146
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 5,926

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In 1806 William Thornhill, an illiterate English bargeman and a man of quick temper but deep compassion, steals a load of wood and, as a part of his lenient sentence, is deported, along with his beloved wife, Sal, to the New South Wales colony in what would become Australia. "The Secret River" is the tale of William and Sal's deep love for their small, exotic corner of the new world, and William's gradual realization that if he wants to make a home for his family, he must forcibly take the land from the people who came before him. Acclaimed around the world, "The Secret River" is a magnificent, transporting work of historical fiction.

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"Magnificent . . . Grenville's psychological acuity, and the sheer gorgeousness of her descriptions of the territory being fought over, pulls us ever deeper into a time when one community's opportunity spelled another's doom." --"The New Yorker""Unforgettable...A masterwork." -"Chicago Tribune""Grenville [writes] with such inventive energy, descriptive verve and genuine love of revitalizing history that you'll bite the hand that tries to haul you away from this book...[it] is fabulous historical fiction." -"The Australian"