• 19th century,  20th century,  General Fiction,  Postcolonial

    Back from College readings!

    College has been keeping me busy for the last few months but that also means I have read lots of worthy books. Here they are: 1) The Secret River – Kate Grenville (Australian & New Zealand literature) 4/5 This story is set in London, 1807. 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. The Thornhills arrive in this harsh and alien land…