The Lieutenant

Awards:   Winner of Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature 2017 (Australia)
Author:   Kate Grenville
Publisher:   Text Publishing
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   2
ISBN:  

9781921656767


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   25 October 2010
Format:   Paperback
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  • Winner of Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature 2017 (Australia)

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In 1787 Lieutenant Thomas Rooke sets sail from Portsmouth with the First Fleet and its cargo of convicts, destined for New South Wales. As a young officer and a man of science, the shy and quiet Rooke is full of anticipation about the natural wonders he might discover in this strange land on the other side of the world. After the fleet arrives in Port Jackson, Rooke sets up camp on a rocky and isolated point, and starts his work of astronomy and navigation. It's not too long before some of the Aboriginal people who live around the harbour pay him a visit. One of them, a girl named Tarunga, starts to teach him her own language. But her lessons and their friendship are interrupted when Rooke is given an order that will change his life forever. Inspired by the 1790 notebooks of William Dawes in which he recorded his conversations with a young Gadigal woman, The Lieutenant is a story about a man discovering his true self in extraordinary circumstances. This powerful novel will enthral readers of Kate Grenville's bestselling The Secret River, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

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Author:   Kate Grenville
Publisher:   Text Publishing
Imprint:   The Text Publishing Company
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   2
Dimensions:   Width: 13.10cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 19.40cm
Weight:   0.242kg
ISBN:  

9781921656767


ISBN 10:   192165676
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   25 October 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General/trade ,  General ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Kate Grenville is one of Australia's most celebrated writers. Her international bestseller The Secret River was awarded local and overseas prizes, has been adapted for the stage and as an acclaimed television miniseries, and is now a much-loved classic. Grenville's other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Dark Places and the Orange Prize winner The Idea of Perfection. Her most recent books are two works of non-fiction, One Life: My Mother's Story and The Case Against Fragrance. She has also written three books about the writing process. In 2017 Grenville was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. She lives in Melbourne.

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