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Kate Grenville - Author


Kate Grenville was born in Sydney. Her most recent novel, The Idea of Perfection, won the Orange Prize for Fiction and became a long-running bestseller. Her five other works of fiction have won numerous awards. Kate Grenville lives in Sydney with her family.

Fellow novelist ANNE BERRY on KATE GRENVILLE

Quite honestly words fail me when it comes to Kate Grenville’s Secret River. It stands alone. It is exemplary. We are whisked away from England in the company of convicted criminal William Thornhill and his wife, Sal, to a convict colony in Sydney, Australia. It is there that he settles with his family, determined to work the land and make a good life for himself. But he soon comes into conflict with the native Aborigines. It is a treasure this story, told in my opinion by one of the finest writers I have ever read.

If you like Kate Grenville you might also like to read books by Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Michaels and Helen Dunmore.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Kate Grenville

Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville
Sarah Thornhill
Kate Grenville
A new novel from Kate Grenville and a journey back to the Thornhill family of the bestselling The Secret River.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2012
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
The Secret River
Kate Grenville
One of Anne Berry's favourite books. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006. An epic novel of the early settlers in Australia, of the plight of the Aborigines and the crushing of ambition by the pure...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/05/2011
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
The Lieutenant
Kate Grenville
February 2009 Book of the Month. Following the success of The Secret River, Grenville's latest novel is a story loosely based on fact, following the young Daniel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2009

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