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This week

By Vita Forest

This week I have been

WRITING

READING

Simple Pleasures

This week

By Vita Forest

This week I have been

READING

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville

WRITING

Simple Pleasures

Writing Journal - Part 2 of 3

Part 2: Character – with a review of Searching for the Secret River by Kate Grenville, published July 2007, Canongate Books; and Conspiracy by SJ Parris, published Jan 2017, Harper. 795 more words

Writing

Sarah Harris and her baby fears

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journo Sarah Harris wants another child. 3,419 more words

NSW News And Photos

Salt Creek and The Secret River

Let’s talk about confronting books.

Last month I read Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar and saw the stage adaptation of Kate Grenville’s The Secret River… 640 more words

Books

the river of life..

THE SECRET RIVER (2005) 5.5/8 Yes Historical Fiction/Drama Rs.47 (Amazon.in) Kate Grenville

Finally after 108 days, completed this novel THE SECRET RIVER (349 pgs) which is written by an Australian writer Kate Grenville, and this is my 1st read of her. 272 more words

Fiction

The Secret River

Most people are familiar with Kate Grenville’s novel, published in 2005 and shortlisted for the 2006 Booker Prize. It features a convict called William Thornhill, a Thames boatman transported for life to New South Wales for stealing timber, whence he travels with his wife and two young boys and where, on receiving his absolute pardon, he sets his sights on a patch of land on the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney and then has to contend with the indigenous people whose land he is purloining. 623 more words

Australia