The Secret River

Grenville Kate

$16.90
In Stock


In Stock: 1


Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publisher Place: Melbourne
Publisher Year: 2014
Edition: Reprint

Description: 334 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout. In 1806 William Thornhill, A Thief Was Deported To Australia.He Settles On What He Thinks Is Empty Land, But Soon Finds Outotherwise

Publishers Description: In 1806 William Thornhill, a man of quick temper and deep feelings, is transported from the slums of London to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and their children he arrives in a harsh land he cannot understand. But the colony can turn a convict into a free man. Eight years later Thornhill sails up the Hawkesbury to claim a hundred acres for himself. Aboriginal people already live on that river. And other recent arrivalsThomas Blackwood, Smasher Sullivan and Mrs Herringare finding their own ways to respond to them. Thornhill, a man neither better nor worse than most, soon has to make the most difficult choice of his life. Inspired by research into her own family history, Kate Grenville vividly creates the reality of settler life, its longings, dangers and dilemmas. The Secret River is a brilliantly written book, a groundbreaking story about identity, belonging and ownership.

ISBN: 9781922147424

(171781)




Explore other books from this author!



Add more book(s) to your order and receive Discounted and Free postage!



More From This Category