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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 (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 : Hardback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1841957976 / 9781841957975 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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January 2006 : Hardback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0002005980 / 9780002005982 (UK edition)
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January 2005 : Hardback
Title: The Secret River.
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1920885757 / 9781920885755 (Australia edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0857860844 / 9780857860842
Publisher: Canongate Books
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April 2007 : Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1841959146 / 9781841959146 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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January 2007 : Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0006395384 / 9780006395386 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Canada
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2005 : Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1921145250 / 9781921145254 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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September 2006 : Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0006480705 / 9781921145254 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2006 : Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1841958298 / 9781841958293 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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September 2006 : Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 184195828X / 9781841958286 (UK edition)
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February 2006 : Paperback
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1841956821 / 9781841956824 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : Audio CD
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville, Simon Vance
ISBN: 1470820145 / 9781470820145
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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2008 : Audio CD
Title: Secret River, The - on Playaway
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1607754355 / 9781607754350 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playaway
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April 2007 : Audio CD
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1405502630 / 9781405502634 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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July 2006 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0786146451 / 9780786146451 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2006 : Audio CD
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0786167920 / 9780786167920 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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July 2006 : MP3 CD
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0786174234 / 9780786174232 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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November 2005 : MP3 CD
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0642589577 / 9780642589576 (Australia edition)
Publisher: ABC Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : Kindle edition
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville

Publisher: Currency Press
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February 2006 : Kindle edition
Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Kate Grenville

Publisher: Canongate Books
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December 2007 : Kindle edition
Title: The Secret River (Thornhill)
Author(s): Kate Grenville

Publisher: Grove Press
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