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The Secret River


First novel for 5 years from Orange prize-winning Kate Grenville. Blanket review coverage backed by a major advertising campaign. A dramatic and ... Show synopsis

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  • A compelling Australian historic novel Apr 5, 2007
    by LitGirl

    I listened to The Secret River on audio, and I was sorry when it was over. The story of the early English settlement of Australia is told through the life of an English beggar and condemned man who receives a gubernatorial pardon and free passage to Sydney -- along with thousands of others of England's poor. I can see why the Australian's love Kate Grenville: the story is vividly drawn and translated well into audio.

  • Loved this book Apr 3, 2007
    by Suzanne

    A wonderful summary of new beginnings in a new land encased in a hard to put down novel.
    This story is of a convict's freedom in a new land and his obsession for land. A clash of cultures ending in tragedy.

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