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A room made of leaves / Kate Grenville.

A room made of leaves / Kate Grenville.
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ISBN 9781004028597
Author Grenville, Kate, 1950- author.
Title A room made of leaves / Kate Grenville.
Edition Large print edition.
Publisher/Date Rearsby, Leicester : WF Howes Ltd, 2021.
Pagination etc. 426 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Contents note Standard print edition originally published: Edinburgh: Canongate, 2020.
Summary Note It is 1788. 21-year-old Elizabeth is hungry for life but, as the ward of a Devon clergyman, knows she has few prospects. When proud, scarred soldier John Macarthur promises her the earth one midsummer's night, she believes him. But Elizabeth soon realises she has made a terrible mistake. Her new husband is reckless, tormented, driven by some dark rage at the world. He tells her he is to take up a position as Lieutenant in a New South Wales penal colony and she has no choice but to go. Sailing for six months to the far side of the globe with a child growing inside her, she arrives to find Sydney Town a brutal, dusty, hungry place of makeshift shelters, failing crops, scheming and rumours. All her life she has learned to be obliging, to fold herself up small. Now, in the vast landscape of an unknown continent, Elizabeth has to discover a strength she never imagined, and passions she could never express.
Subject - Name Macarthur, Elizabeth, -- 1766?-1850 -- Fiction
Macarthur, Elizabeth, -- 1766?-1850, narrator
Macarthur, Elizabeth, -- 1766?-1850 fast
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Fiction
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851 -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Large type books
Australian fiction.
Shelf Location LP GREN
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