The Secret River
Author: Kate Grenville
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE, WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH WRITERS’ PRIZE, A BBC2 BIG JUBILEE BETWEEN THE COVERS READ
London, 1806. William Thornhill, happily wedded to his childhood sweetheart Sal, is a waterman on the River Thames. Life is tough but bearable until William makes a mistake, a bad mistake for which he and his family are made to pay dearly.
His sentence: to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. Soon Thornhill, a man no better or worse than most, has to make the most difficult decision of his life.