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Land he does not understandEight years later Thornhill sails up the Hawkesbury as a free man to claim a hundred acres Aboriginal people already live on the river and Thornhill will soon have to make th.

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❰KINDLE❯ ❄ The Secret River Author Kate Grenville – Gamegeek-denter.de In the early nineteenth century William Thornhill is transported from the slums of London to New South Wales for the term of his natural life He arrives with his wife Sal and their children in a harshIn the early nineteenth century William Thornhill is transported from the slums of London to New South Wales for the term of his natural life He arrives with his wife Sal and their children in a harsh.

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PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß Kate Grenville is one of Australia's best known authors She's published eight books of fiction and four books about the writing process Her best known works are the international best seller The Secret River The Idea of Perfection The Lieutenant and Lilian's Story details about all Kate Grenville's books are elsewhere on this site Her novels have won many awards both in Australia and the UK

10 thoughts on “The Secret River

  1. Kim Kim says:

    PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß secret epub, river mobile, The Secret kindle, The Secret River KindleI am an Australian of Anglo Celtic and Northern European background meaning that my ancestry is English Cornish Irish German and Danish with a bit of Scottish thrown in for good measure I was born in Sydney where I still live More than five generations of my ancestors on both sides were born in Australia This takes my roots in the country back to the early 19th century which in white Australian terms is a long time One of my ancestors was a convict transported from Ireland because he committed a petty theft There's every chance that I have than one convict ancestor My ancestors were not wealthy people They have been farmers and shopkeepers and salespeople and musicians and housepainters My family history attaches me to this place It is in my blood Even though I am resolutely urban in my background and my preferences both my parents all of my grandparents


  2. Rod Rod says:

    PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß secret epub, river mobile, The Secret kindle, The Secret River KindleYes this book is admirably researched and yes the basic premise is interesting But no it is not particularly absorbing and no it is not well written I have a particular bias against writers that spend an inordinate amount of time on painstaking read painful descriptions of setting The novel is 334 pages long about 80 per cent of that is taken up with environmental minutiae or at least it felt like it Pages and pages of it then perhaps a couple of lines of dialogue hidden away in italics as if it were something to be ashamed of The characters mumble their way through the book and no one has anything of significant interest to say As a protagonist Will Thornhill is the biggest 'dumb arse' I've ever had the misfortune to come across Sure Grenville is probably being ruthlessly true to historical fact colonial Australia was populated by simple minded petty criminals and their ignorance in this exotic setting is not far fetched But that doesn't necessarily make for great fiction and wha


  3. Trish Trish says:

    PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß secret epub, river mobile, The Secret kindle, The Secret River KindleFor years I’d wanted to have a go at this and when Grenville was again nominated for an Australian Prime Minister’s Award for the third book in the trilogy Sarah Thornhill of which this novel is the first I finally decided to begin at the beginning This novel was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 and won numerous other awards when it came out for good reason It is old time storytelling whose characters who begin life poor and grubby on the streets of London early in the nineteenth century get “sent down” to Australia in a convict ship earn their freedom and scratch out an existence in that unholy landGrenville’s descriptions of early nineteenth century London evoke a world crammed with humanity living cheek by jowl on crooked cobbled streets cold and grimy with coal dust Grenville contrasts this with the dry heat of Australia blazing with sun and the wide open unsettled and unsettling bigness of it The Australian Aborigine is caught to p


  4. Margitte Margitte says:

    PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß secret epub, river mobile, The Secret kindle, The Secret River KindleThe blurb After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in London's slums William Thornhill is transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life But freedom can be bought and when Thornhill claims a patch of land by the Haw


  5. Lisa Lisa says:

    PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß secret epub, river mobile, The Secret kindle, The Secret River KindleI just noticed this novel on sale for 199 Kindle was reminded that it is one of my all time favorites It has been over a decade since I've read it but it has stayed with me


  6. Debra Debra says:

    PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß secret epub, river mobile, The Secret kindle, The Secret River KindleThis is a type of book where the I think about it the I like it William Thornhill grew up poor in England His parents died when he was young leaving him to are for his younger siblings He takes a job as an apprentice with his childhood friend Sal's parents He has always liked Sal and as he learns a trade and sleeps under the same roof with her he falls in love with her At the end of his apprenticeship he and Sal marry Her parents also pass away Tragedy seems to follow them With an infant and wife to care for he begins a job and learns he does not make enough to care for everyone and steals some wood He is sentenced to the penal colony of New South Wales His wife and son go with him to Australia When they dock


  7. Peter Peter says:

    PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß secret epub, river mobile, The Secret kindle, The Secret River Kindle The Secret River explores human instinct on a level that is visceral honest and depressing Or perhaps it is just Western instinct rather than human instinct and that is even depressingThe novel tracks a family of Brits at the turn of the 19th century as the family is deported to Australia for crimes committed by William Thornhill husband and father and as it engages the challenges of the wilderness At its core The Secret River is the story of the family's interactions with the aborigines interactions both peaceful and confrontational and the conflict between on one side the family's desire to establish a settlement of their own and on the other side the relationship already shared between the aborigines and the landThe theme that guides this conflict is how different people provide for themselves and for their families and the novel gradually reveals two central models for doing so The first is the growing


  8. Sharon Sharon says:

    PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß secret epub, river mobile, The Secret kindle, The Secret River KindleFrom a young age William Thornhill knew what it was like to live rough and go with out and to feel hungry all the time Living with his family in the slums of London along the Thames River he is forced to steal as a means of survival He is only thirteen when his parents die which is when things start looking increasingly grim William gets friendly with one of his sisters friends Sarah Sal Middleton who is an only child She may not have been the prettiest girl but William thinks things look a whole brighter when she is aroundNot long after Williams parents died Mr Middleton takes William on as an apprentice where he'll learn to be a waterman and at the end of his seven year apprenticeship he'll be a freeman of the Thames River Having a great love for the river and not being afraid of hard work William is in his element and it seems life has taken a turn for the better William also knows that once he has a trade behind him he'll be able to marry Sal and settle down and sta


  9. Jenny Jenny says:

    PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß secret epub, river mobile, The Secret kindle, The Secret River KindleThe Secret River is a historical story about William Thornhill who was convicted of a crime in England and sentenced to death However William Thornhill wrote a letter saying how sorry he was for committing this offence and it was converted to transportation to Australia for his natural life Readers of The Secret River will continue to follow the twist and turns to see what happens to William and Sarah Thornhill The Secret River is the first book I have read of Kate Grenville and I enjoyed it I love the way Kate Grenville portray her characters Kate Grenville did a great job in describing the life of her two main characters in England and Australia that engaged the readers of T


  10. ☼♄Jülie  ☼♄Jülie  says:

    PDFEPUB gamegeek denterde å The Secret River MOBI ¹ The Secret ePUB ß secret epub, river mobile, The Secret kindle, The Secret River KindleI was given the box set of these three books for Christmas a few years back and though I liked the writing very much they are not very big books I thought there was room for a bit in depth story about the Thornhills as a family and as individuals I felt they were ultimately portrayed in a villainous light than they actually appeared to be Given the ci


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