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Kate Grenville’s novel, The Secret River, published in 2005 explores Australia’s history, more specifically its colonial history. The novel follows the protagonist, William Thornhill, an Englishman who is transported to Australia for theft via the… 345 more words
Review date: May 2015
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This is my second Grenville novel and am completely hooked. Stoking up happy memories of recent travels to Sydney, Grenville has created a novel of the highest calibre and originality that should become a ‘must-read’ for all wanting to read up on Australia’s earliest years.
In Kate Grenville’s novel The Secret River the moral association between a criminal and their crime is extremely hazy. This is particularly evident when early on in the novel Grenville takes the reader back to the origins of the protagonists life ‘William Thornhill.’ William was born into the poverty stricken London we familiarise with Dickens work, his family do not even make enough to survive and therefore himself and his siblings are thrown into the deep end of a life of being street urchins and petty child thieves. 169 more words