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The Secret River & The Lieutenant - 2 x Hardcover Books in 1 x Slip Cased Boxed Set - Kate Grenville

The Secret River & The Lieutenant - 2 x Hardcover Books in 1 x Slip Cased Boxed Set

Author: Kate Grenville

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Published: November 2008
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Book 1 : The Lieutenant

In 1787 Lieutenant Thomas Rooke sets sail from Portsmouth with the First Fleet and its cargo of convicts, destined for New South Wales. As a young officer and a man of science, the shy and quiet Rooke is full of anticipation about the natural wonders he might discover in this strange land on the other side of the world.

After the fleet arrives in Port Jackson, Rooke sets up camp on a rocky and isolated point, and starts his work of astronomy and navigation. It's not too long before some of the Aboriginal people who live around the harbour pay him a visit. One of them, a girl named Tarunga, starts to teach him her own language. But her lessons and their friendship are interrupted when Rooke is given an order that will change his life forever.

Inspired by the 1790 notebooks of William Dawes in which he recorded his conversations with a young Gadigal woman, The Lieutenant is a story about a man discovering his true self in extraordinary circumstances.

Book 2 : The Secret River

William Thornhill is sentenced in 1806 to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and children in tow, he arrives in a harsh land that feels at first like a death sentence. But among the convicts there is a whisper that freedom can be bought, an opportunity to start afresh.

ISBN: 9781921520235
ISBN-10: 1921520235
Audience: General
Format: Not Supplied By Publisher
Language: English
Published: November 2008
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 16.7  x 6.6
Weight (kg): 1.38
Edition Number: 1