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The Secret River

(2005)
(The first book in the Thornhill Family series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, 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.Away from the infant township of Sydney, up the Hawkesbury River, Thornhill encounters men who have tried to do just that: Blackwood, who is attempting to reconcile himself with the place and its people, and Smasher Williams, whose fear of this alien world turns into brutal depravity towards it. As Thornhill and his family stake their claim on a patch of ground by the river, the battle lines between old and new inhabitants are drawn.The Secret River joins a tradition of grand historical fiction that stretches from Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith and Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang.

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April 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-84195-797-6 / 978-1-84195-797-5 (UK edition)
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2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 0-00-200598-0 / 978-0-00-200598-2 (UK edition)
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 1-920885-75-7 / 978-1-920885-75-5 (Australia edition)
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0-85786-084-4 / 978-0-85786-084-2 (UK edition)
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January 2010 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 1-921520-34-5 / 978-1-921520-34-1 (Australia edition)
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 1-84195-914-6 / 978-1-84195-914-6 (UK edition)
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret River : A Novel
Author(s): KATE GRENVILLE
ISBN: 0-00-639538-4 / 978-0-00-639538-6 (UK edition)
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January 2006 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 1-921145-25-0 / 978-1-921145-25-4 (Australia edition)
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0-00-648070-5 / 978-1-921145-25-4 (UK edition)
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 1-84195-829-8 / 978-1-84195-829-3 (UK edition)
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret River
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 1-84195-682-1 / 978-1-84195-682-4 (UK edition)
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Title: The Secret River
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Title: The Secret River
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June 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 1-4708-2014-5 / 978-1-4708-2014-5 (USA edition)
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Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-60775-435-5 / 978-1-60775-435-0 (USA edition)
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March 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Secret River
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July 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 0-7861-4645-1 / 978-0-7861-4645-1 (USA edition)
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July 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 0-7861-6792-0 / 978-0-7861-6792-0 (USA edition)
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July 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret River
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ISBN: 0-7861-7423-4 / 978-0-7861-7423-2 (USA edition)
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November 2005 : Australia MP3 CD

Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0-642-58957-7 / 978-0-642-58957-6 (Australia edition)
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May 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
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December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
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February 2006 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Canongate Books
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