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Here Are Some I Read Earlier – My Favourite Books of 2014

It’s December, so time for the 2014 lists to appear. My heading is misleading as the novels listed below were not published in 2014. They’re on this list because I read them in 2014, loved them and recommend them as great reads. 1,570 more words

Book Reviews

Kate Grenville's humanizing of Aborigines in 'The Secret River'

The Secret River by Kate Grenville is her exploration into her own family history adapted into fictional form. The novel explores her ancestor Solomon Wiseman, William Thornhill in the novel, as he is transported from London to New South Wales as a convict along with his wife, Sal, and  their children. 209 more words

Prison Voices

The secret river

Author: Kate Grenville

Language: English

Summary: 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.  92 more words


To wrest a few precise scraps from the void

To write: to try meticulously to retain something, to cause something to survive; to wrest a few precise scraps from the void as it grows, to leave somewhere a furrow, a trace, a mark or a few signs.

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Stray Thoughts

The Secret River

The Secret River by Kate Grenville is novel that was written in 2005. It mainly focuses on the transportation of convicts to Australia in the 18th Century. 201 more words


Imagining dispossession: Kate Grenville's The Secret River

Spoiler alert

I’ve come late to Kate Grenville’s acclaimed 2006 novel, The Secret River, but just ahead of the renewed attention which will accompany the screening of ABC’s two-part… 545 more words

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