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The Secret River

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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Hardback Editions

April 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-84195-797-6 / 978-1-84195-797-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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2005 : UK Hardback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0-00-200598-0 / 978-0-00-200598-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Conongate
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2005 : Australia Hardback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): KATE GRENVILLE
ISBN: 1-920885-75-7 / 978-1-920885-75-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0-85786-084-4 / 978-0-85786-084-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-84195-914-6 / 978-1-84195-914-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
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2007 : Australia Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-921145-25-0 / 978-1-921145-25-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret River : A Novel
Author(s): KATE GRENVILLE
ISBN: 0-00-639538-4 / 978-0-00-639538-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-84195-829-8 / 978-1-84195-829-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville, Margaret Elphinstone
ISBN: 1-84195-682-1 / 978-1-84195-682-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): KATE GRENVILLE
ISBN: 0-00-648070-5 / 978-1-921145-25-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): KATE GRENVILLE
ISBN: 1-84195-828-X / 978-1-84195-828-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
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Audio Editions

December 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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June 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-4708-2014-5 / 978-1-4708-2014-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Secret River, The - on Playaway
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-60775-435-5 / 978-1-60775-435-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playaway
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March 2007 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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March 2007 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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December 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
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August 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0-7861-4645-1 / 978-0-7861-4645-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio inc.
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July 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0-7861-6792-0 / 978-0-7861-6792-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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July 2006 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0-7861-7423-4 / 978-0-7861-7423-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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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)
Publisher: ABC Audio
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9999 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Secret River
Author(s):
ISBN: 1-4055-0263-0 / 978-1-4055-0263-4 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Grove Press
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February 2006 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Canongate Books
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