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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    The Secret River
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Grenville
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 334
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841959146
    ISBN 10: 1841959146
    Classifications

    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 60
    B&T Approval Code: A23305030
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    10 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Review quote
    "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"