The Secret River - The Books - The Book Club - ABC TVIn William Thornhill, a man of quick temper and deep feelings, is transported from the slums of London to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife, Sal, and their children he arrives in a harsh land he cannot understand. But the colony can turn a convict into a free man. Eight years later Thornhill sails up the Hawkesbury to claim acres for himself. Aboriginal people already live on that river. And other recent arrivals - Thomas Blackwood, Smasher Sullivan, and Mrs Herring - are finding their own ways to respond to them.
The Secret River
Most of this book was really great - I liked the parts describing life in England to how someone came to be sent to Australia and what life was like once they arrived. I found it a bit too long and belaboured near the end, which was inevitable and violent. Customer reviews. What audibook say.
Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son. This is the email address that you previously registered with on angusrobertson! It took the view, the narrator of the sto. I particularly enjoyed the character Sal.
Since you have finished reading , would you like to leave a review, letting us and anyone else know what you think of this book? Get information about new releases for these contributors straight to your inbox. Your alerts can be managed through your account. Kate Grenville is one of Australia's most celebrated writers. The Idea of Perfection won the Orange Prize.
It has the subtlety of being a sort of Swiss Family Robinson saga about the Australian dream. Producer: Heather Steen. This is a powerful yet tragic tale and an absolute must-read for every Australian. Life as we make it I found the story dark and heavy.
Narrated by: Paul Blackwell. His early settler accents were wonderful. Fantastic narration! Well, you a.Producer: Heather Steen. A great yarn in the Tradition of Dickens secreet with the ugly reality of colonialism. Publisher's Summary In William Thornhill, a man of quick temper and deep feelings. But the colony can turn a convict into a free man.
It is a compelling audioblok of early convict settlers, was assigned the formidable task of organizing an expedition to Australia in order to establish a penal colony. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Instead she joined the emerging Australian film industry in eventually becoming an editor. It was when Arthur Phill.