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The Secret River

Author : Kate Grenville
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'Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year. After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, William Thornhill is 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. As Thornhill stakes his claim on a patch of ground by the Hawkesbury River, the battle lines between the old and new inhabitants are drawn. Inspired by research into her own family history, Kate Grenville vividly creates the reality of settler life, its longings, dangers and dilemmas. The Secret River is a groundbreaking story about identity, belonging and ownership. There is no doubt Grenville is one of our greatest writers. A book everyone should read. It is evocative, gracefully written, terrible and confronting. And it has resonance for ever'.

Kate Grenville s The Secret River

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Study guide on this book, written for senior secondary English students and VCE English students.

Searching for the Secret River

Author : Kate Grenville
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'searching for the Secret River is the extraordinary story of how Kate Grenville came to write her award-winning novel, The Secret River. It all began with her ancestor Solomon Wiseman transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life who later became a wealthy man and built his colonial mansion on the Hawkesbury. Increasingly obsessed with his story, Grenville pursued him from Sydney to London and back, and then up the Hawkesbury itself. Slowly she began to realise she must write about him. Grenville tells us about how this novel was formed, the research she did, the false starts she made and the frustrations she experienced. Searching for the Secret River is a great book about the writing of a great novel. It is education in the art, and craft, of fiction, a lesson in the arduous devotion it can command. Yet it is much more than a quite unbelievably generous invitation into her writing room. It is a courageous public scrutiny of her motives. Weekend Australian'.

The Secret River

Author : Kate Grenville
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Convict William Thornhill, exiled from the stinking slums of early 19th century London, discovers that the penal colony offers something that he never dared to hope for before: a place of his own. A stretch of land on the Hawkesbury River is Thornhill's for the taking. As he and his family seek to establish themselves in this unfamiliar territory, they find that they are not the only ones to lay a claim to the land. The Hawkesbury is already home to a family of Dharug people, who are reluctant to leave on account of these intruders. As Thornhill's attachment to the place and the dream deepens, he is driven to make a terrible decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

The Secret River

Author : Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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Set during the Great Depression, a story about the difference between want and greed written by the author of The Yearling is newly imagined by the Caldecott-winning duo of Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears.

Saraswati s Secret River

Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
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An unusual collection of stories from the myths by the author of Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata and Myth=Mithya which will bring the gods right into the world of children! Filled with delightful illustrations each book in this new series will introduce thoughts and aspects from our ancient treasure trove of stories for today’s children. Why did River Saraswati disappear? Will the vanished river ever reappear? Can you make a river flow in your school? Mrs Sivakami; principal of Madame Mira High School; is astonished when she finds Goddess Saraswati wandering the corridors of her school. The goddess is in search of a missing river! To show her the ancient river and what happened to it; Saraswati puts Mrs. Sivakami on the back of Hansa; her goose; and off they go flying. The teacher sees some schools where students come and go as they please; and others where everyone has a parrot head! She then begins to understand why it is important to make the river flow again; and how she can bring the secret river to her very own school.

The Secret River and Searching for The Secret River

Author : Kate Grenville
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Kate Grenville's The Secret River was one of the most loved novels of 2006. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, the story of William Thornhill and his journey from London to the other side of the world has moved and exhilarated hundreds of thousands of readers. Searching for the Secret River tells the story of how Grenville came to write this wonderful book. It is in itself an amazing story, beginning with Grenville's great-great-great grandfather. Grenville starts to investigate her ancestor, hoping to understand his life. She pursues him from Sydney to London and back, and slowly she begins to realise she must write about him. Searching for the Secret River maps this creative journey into fiction, and illuminates the importance of family in all our lives

The Secret River 1 DVD Rating M

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Based on the novel by Kate Grenville.

The Secret River

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The Secret River

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The Secret River spans the two and a half decades that opened in the grip of the ‘bright young things’ of the mid-twenties and closed in the blanket embrace of the Welfare State. It takes us from Bayswater, via the Sussex countryside, the South of France, a seaside resort on the South Coast and a ‘garden-city’ in Hampshire, to the final climax in Waterloo Station. It tells the story of Harriet Ashworth as a child, an adolescent and a young woman, and of her mother, vain, silly, snobbish and egocentric, yet not entirely unsympathetic – whether she is aping a London hostess, a Lady of the Manor or the smart set on the Riviera, or flying desperately to ‘The Wilderness’ in search of safety from the bombs – and it is in her shadow that Harriet must live her life. She stays at her mother’s side from love, from filial duty and because she comes to realise more and more that without her presence her mother would drift rudderless to absolute disaster. She is a study in self-abnegation. Her friends can make their own lives, but she cannot. Only in the closing section of the novel does opportunity beckon at last.The Secret River is full of beautifully observed scenes that pin-point a class and a period. The dramatis personae are many and varied, beautifully observed with the author’s penetrating eye. Yet it is Harriet and her mother who dominate the story. On the former – a complex blend of romantic idealism and intellectual emancipation – the author has bestowed his more subtle gifts. As a contrast, he has drawn the mother with bolder strokes, and many readers will find in her one of the outstanding characters in the fiction of the tie.

The Secret River stage Version

Author : Kate Grenville
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A deeply moving and unflinching journey into Australia's dark history, telling the story of two families divided by culture and land.

The Secret River Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard

Author : Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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Beside a Secret River

Author : Āśisa Sānyāla
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Silence in Kate Grenville s novel The Secret River

Author : Volker Hartmann
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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, , language: English, abstract: Topic to be discussed: "Discuss the extent to which the silent, silence and silences play an important role in Kate Grenville's novel "The Secret River"." This essay discusses Kate Grenville attempt to convey the great Australian silence, especially the silence that followed the - mostly violent - confrontations between the Aboriginals and the white settlers.

The City of Secret Rivers

Author : Jacob Sager Weinstein
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'We stood there for a moment, the drop of water and I. And then we both leapt at once.' Hyacinth Hayward has only just arrived in London, but she's already accidentally unleashed magical powers flowing under the city. Now her mother has been kdinapped by Royal Mail uniform-wearing monsters, and a giant pig in a swimsuit is insisting on an underground tea party. Her new neighbour, Lady Roslyn, has other plans, adn the clock is ticking. Can yacinth save her mother and her city?

Secret River Of Unshakeable Faith

Author : Odile Koudou
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In a world of poverty and hopelessness, it can sometimes seem like God is far away. Yet there is always a powerful force that can reveal the presence of God in your midst and send you on an exciting journey of prosperity--an act of faith.In her new work, Secret River of Unshakeable Faith, author Odile Koudou shares her father's story that has shaped her own life, from their humble beginnings in rural Africa to rising above their family's lack and embracing a confidence in God's divine provision. Join Koudou on an adventure of discovering God's goodness in the face of the most challenging trials and hardships that defined her family's past--a past that became a beautiful future with the inspiration of her father's brave spirit. With his zeal of faith, Koudou's father shifted God's blessings of favor his way, stepping forward from the shadow of fear into a bright morning of hope. This faithful father did not allow poverty to have the final word in his life; by holding on to his trust in God, he believed that he would see the victory that Christ had won. Through the power of God, Koudou's father set his sights on the secret river of unshakeable faith, a river of living water that transported his family from sorrow to success.This powerful river of faith can move the largest mountains that stand in your way. Whether you are struggling to overcome poverty, disappointment, loss, or abandonment, if you have faith in God's promises for you, there is always a way out, no matter what circumstance you may be experiencing. Now is your time to expect God to fill your life with everlasting hope. Dive into the secret river of unshakeable faith! Odile Koudou, has several years of experience in the banking Industry and mortgage bankers, she has worked as a stockbroker, bank manager, Investor, and currently she is a real estate investor. She and her are family are so Blessed with a change the wind shift.

The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction

Author : K. Cooper
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From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history.

Lighting Dark Places

Author : Sue Kossew
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This is the first published collection of critical essays on the work of Kate Grenville, one of AustraliaOCOs most important contemporary writers. Grenville has been acclaimed for her novels, winning numerous national and international prizes including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth WritersOCO Prize. Her novels are marked by sharp observations of outsider figures who are often under pressure to conform to societyOCOs norms. More recently, she has written novels set in AustraliaOCOs past, revisiting and re-imagining colonial encounters between settlers and Indigenous Australians.This collection of essays includes a scholarly introduction and three new essays that reflect on GrenvilleOCOs work in relation to her approach to feminism, her role as public intellectual and her books on writing. The other nine essays provide analyses of each of her novels published to date, from the early success of LilianOCOs Story and Dreamhouse to the most recently published novel, The Lieutenant . Her work has been the subject of some debate and this is reflected in a number of the essays published here, most particularly with regard to her most successful novel to date, The Secret River . This intellectual engagement with important contemporary issues is a mark of GrenvilleOCOs fiction, testament to her own analysis of the vital role of writers in uncertain times. She has suggested that OC writers have ways of going into the darkest places, taking readers with them and coming out safely.OCO This volume attests to GrenvilleOCOs own significance as a writer in a time of change and to the value of her novels as indices of that change and in OC lighting dark places.OCO"

Integrity and Historical Research

Author : Tony Gibbons
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There have been serious debates between historians, novelists and filmmakers as to how best present historical narratives. When writers and filmmakers talk of using historical research with integrity, what exactly do they mean? Integrity and Historical Research examines this question in detail. The first chapter discusses the concept of integrity. The chapters that follow reflect on this philosophical treatment in the light of fiction and film that deals with history in a number of ways. How should writers and filmmakers use lives? Can, and may, people who are now dead and who may have lived long ago, be defamed? The authors include academics, historians, social historians, medievalists, oral historians, literary theorists, historical novelists and script writers. They examine the theoretical influences and practical choices that involve and concern writers and filmmakers who rely on historical research. The desire to be accurate may often conflict with the need to produce a work that goes beyond the mere depiction of events in order to excite the interest of readers and to hold that interest. At the same time there is a developing emphasis on historians, to write well in clear, accessible prose, which may involve using the novelists’ techniques. How much license may be given to writers of fiction and filmmakers in their depiction of historical characters and events? This book begins to answer this question, while inviting further discussion.

100 Must read Prize Winning Novels

Author : Nick Rennison
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A large number of people each year make their reading decisions on the basis of prizes like the Booker and Orange Guide to Fiction. This new title in the successful Must-Read series provides an overview of prize-winning fiction over the decades. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 read-on recommendations, this unique survey of literature incorporates some of the finest contemporary fiction ever produced including Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (Booker), Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up (John Llewellyn Rhys), Andrea Levy's Small Island (Orange), Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), Zadie Smith's White Teeth (Guardian First Book Award), Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (Booker). As well as Booker and Pullitzer prize-winners the book also finds room for those that have triumphed in less familiar prizes, such as the Betty Trask and the John Lewellyn Rhys. It looks at prize winners in certain genres such as crime and science fiction, as well as prize winners from other countries: the French Prix de Goncourt and the Australian Miles Franklin award. Because of the sheer range of prizes across countries and genres - this is a diverse and rich list that no book worm would want to be without.