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The Secret River by Kate Grenville
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Jul 03, 11

bookshelves: historical-fiction, australia
Read from June 29 to July 03, 2011

This award winning novel by Kate Grenville tells the story of the settlement of the New South Wales colony which becomes Australia. William Thornhill, a boatman in London in 1806, gets convicted of robbery. He and his family are deported to New South Wales. The author writes wonderful descriptions of the colony, the new settlers and the native Aborigines, and the conflicts over the land. She has created characters that come so alive on the page that they are hard to leave at the end of the book.

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