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A room made of leaves : a novel, Kate Grenville

Label
A room made of leaves : a novel
Title
A room made of leaves
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Grenville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is 1788. Twenty-one-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 landscapes of an unknown continent, Elizabeth has to discover a strength she never imagined, and passions she could never express. Inspired by the real life of a remarkable woman, this is an extraordinarily rich, beautifully wrought novel of resilience, courage and the mystery of human desire."--Publisher
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grenville, Kate
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • A823.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.G73
LC item number
R66 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macarthur, John
  • Macarthur, Elizabeth
  • Married people
  • Self-realization in women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A room made of leaves : a novel, Kate Grenville
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1155170682
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781922330024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1155170682
Label
A room made of leaves : a novel, Kate Grenville
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1155170682
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781922330024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1155170682

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