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The Lieutenant : Secret River Trilogy Series : Book 2 - Kate Grenville

The Lieutenant

Secret River Trilogy Series : Book 2

Paperback

Published: 1st January 2008
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In 1788 Daniel Rooke sets out on a journey that will change the course of his life.

As a lieutenant in the First Fleet, he lands on the wild and unknown shores of New South Wales. There he sets up an observatory to chart the stars. But this country will prove far more revelatory than the stars above. Based on real events, The Lieutenant tells the unforgettable story of Rooke's connection with an Aboriginal child - a remarkable friendship that resonates across the oceans and the centuries.

About the Author

Kate Grenville is one of Australia's best-loved authors. Her works of fiction have won numerous awards both in Australia and internationally. The Idea of Perfection won the 2001 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction and became a long-running bestseller. In 2006 The Secret River won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Searching For The Secret River, the story behind this novel, is also available from Canongate, alongside her first novel, Lilian's Story. Kate Grenville lives in Sydney.

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    Comments about The Lieutenant:

    I bought this as my English text for school and I really enjoyed reading this one.

     
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        Needed it in time for school and it was there in a couple of days! In good condition too

         
        4.0

        A wonderful insightful tale, beauitfully written

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            Comments about The Lieutenant:

            A great story, well written and thoroughly engrossing. I loved this tale, it made me want to understand more about the early settlers and their relationships with the aboriginal people. A must read if you've already read The Secret River.

             
            3.0

            Not one of Kate Grenville's best books.

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              Describes our early settlement extremely well.

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              'Grenville's prose is clear and clean, employing a gently leading storytelling style that is especially welcome with a foreign land and a foreign time ... Grenville has brought imagination and compassion to the source of so much of Australia's retroactive hand-wringing. What distinguishes her portrayal of Aboriginal culture is that or once appreciation, sympathy and admiration get the better of impotent guilt.' Daily Telegraph

              ISBN: 9781847673473
              ISBN-10: 1847673473
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 307
              Published: 1st January 2008
              Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
              Country of Publication: GB
              Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2  x 2.4
              Weight (kg): 0.227