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

The Lieutenant

Secret River Trilogy Series : Book 2

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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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4.0

A wonderful insightful tale, beauitfully written

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  • Captivating
  • Captures Time And Place
  • Engrossing
  • Great For Anyone
  • Original Story
  • Well 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.

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      3.0

      Not one of Kate Grenville's best books.

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      • Easy To Understand
      • Educational

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        Comments about The Lieutenant:

        Describes our early settlement extremely well.

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        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