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The secret river

Grenville, Kate, 1950-2018
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London, 1806. William Thornhill, happily wedded to his childhood sweetheart Sal, is a waterman on the River Thames. Life is tough but bearable until William makes a mistake, a bad mistake for which he and his family are made to pay dearly. His sentence: to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. Soon Thornhill, a man no better or worse than most, has to make the most difficult decision of his life.
Main title:
The secret river / Kate Grenville ; introduction by Diana Athill.
Author:
Imprint:
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2018.
Collation:
xvi, 349 pages : maps (black and white) ; 20 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
Originally published: Melbourne, Australia: Text Publishing, 2005.
Awards:
Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2016
ISBN:
9781782118879 (pbk)
Dewey class:
823.92FFICTION
Language:
English
BRN:
2693917
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