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The Secret River - Kate Grenville
The Secret River
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781841959146 (1841959146)
ASIN: 1841959146
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
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Rough Draft Hero
Rough Draft Hero rated it
3.0 The Secret River
Definitely one of those books where you wish you could jump in and change everything, change everyone's choices.
Tiny Library
Tiny Library rated it
4.0 The Secret River
In 1806, Londoner William Thornhill is sentenced to be deported to New South Wales for the crime of theft. Taking his wife Sal and their children with him, Will starts a new life on the banks of the Hawkesbury river. But this land is already home to a group of aborigines and soon tensions between ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
A story of belonging and ownership read by Ron Cook.http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ncwv7/The_Secret_River_A_London_Boatmans_Story/
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 The Secret River
Australia was populated by English felons, some of whom were convicted of very minor crimes for which the death sentence was demanded. Not all were hardened criminals, some were petty thieves, but all were pretty hopeless about their futures. In the late 1700's and early 1800's, they were pardoned f...
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