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Grenville, Kate 1950-

Overview
Works: 124 works in 847 publications in 20 languages and 17,077 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Literature  Short stories  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, fme
Classifications: PR9619.3.G73, 823.914
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The secret river by Kate Grenville( Book )

128 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Grenville's ancestors, who wrested a new life from the alien terrain of Australia and its native people. William Thornhill, a Thames bargeman, is deported to the New South Wales colony in what would become Australia in 1806. In this new world of convicts and charlatans, Thornhill tries to pull his family into a position of power and comfort. When he rounds a bend in the Hawkesbury River and sees a gentle slope of land, he becomes determined to make the place his own. But, as uninhabited as the island appears, Australia is full of native people, and they do not take kindly to Thornhill's theft of their home. The Secret River is the tale of Thornhill's deep love for his small corner of the new world, and his slow realization that if he wants to settle there, he must ally himself with the most despicable of the white settlers, and to keep his family safe, he must permit terrifying cruelty to come to innocent people
The lieutenant by Kate Grenville( Book )

68 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping story about friendship, self-discovery, and the power of language, set along the unspoiled shores of 1788 New South Wales
Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville( Book )

58 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah is the youngest child of William Thornhill, an uneducated ex-convict from London who has built his fortune on the blood of Aboriginal people. With a fine stone house and plenty of money, Thornhill has re-invented himself. As he tells his daughter, he "never looks back," and Sarah grows up learning not to ask about the past. Instead her eyes are on handsome Jack Langland, whom she's loved since she was a child. Their romance seems destined, but the ugly secret in Sarah's family is poised to ambush them both
The idea of perfection by Kate Grenville( Book )

68 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harley Savage is a plain, rawboned woman, a part-time museum curator and quilting expert with three failed marriages and a heart condition. Douglas Cheeseman is a shy, gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, one marriage gone sour, and a crippling lack of physical courage. Seeming to be incompetent was something Douglas did to protect himself, just as having a "dangerous streak" served the same purpose for Harley."--Jacket
Lilian's story by Kate Grenville( Book )

73 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Lilian Singer, born into a stifling household which totally fails to subdue her. Madness, cruelty and sexuality permeate the household but Lilian's sights are set on education, love and - finally - her own transcendent forms of independence
Joan makes history by Kate Grenville( Book )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's view of history (from all angles!)__
Writing from start to finish : a six-step guide by Kate Grenville( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting ideas - Choosing - Outlining - Drafting - Revising - Editing
Dreamhouse by Kate Grenville( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It should have been a perfect summer, but for Louise and Rennie their dreamhouse is the stuff of nightmares. Kate Grenville's extraordinary, disturbing novel evokes the mystery and menace underpinning everyday life
The secret river by Kate Grenville( Recording )

47 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, William Thornhill is sentenced in 1806 to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife, Sal, and children in tow, he arrives in a harsh land that feels at first like a death sentence. But among the convicts there is a whisper that freedom can be bought, an opportunity to start afresh. Away from the infant township of Sydney, up the Hawkesbury River, are white men who have tried to do just that. But, as uninhabited as the island appears at first, Australia is full of native people, and they too claim the land as their own
Dark places by Kate Grenville( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albion Gidley Singer inhabits the shell of an entirely proper man of the world: husband, father, pillar of the community. But within him are frightened and frightening dark places from which spring fear and loathing of the flesh of females. And finally, the kind of violence that might call itself love. It is through the eyes of Albion Gidley Singer that the world is seen and in his voice that the story is told, and it is a voice that never suffers from self doubt. He can never know, as the reader does, that what he sees is horribly wrong and what he thinks about the world around him is distorted by his damaged self
Bearded ladies : stories by Kate Grenville( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Grenville's bearded ladies live on the fringe of things, where nothing is quite as it seems. Their beards are invisible, but the women, and men, in these highly acclaimed black comedies are just as out of step and out of place as if they were in a side show
Searching for the Secret river by Kate Grenville( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Grenville describes her quest to find her convict ancestor, and to understand his life
The writing book : a workbook for fiction writers by Kate Grenville( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes the reader through the process of writing fiction - Character - Voice - Dialogue - Description - Design - Revision - Submitting a manuscript
Albion's story by Kate Grenville( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father explains why he raped his daughter who subsequently went mad. The novel is a sequel to Lilian's Story, written 10 years ago, describing the incident from the girl's point of view
One life : my mother's story by Kate Grenville( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kate Grenvilles mother died she left behind many fragments of memoir. These were the starting point for One Life, the story of a woman whose life spanned a century of tumult and change
The idea of perfection by Kate Grenville( Recording )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Cheeseman, a shy, clumsy engineer, meets up with Harley Savage, who is known for being rather large and abrupt. They are on a collision course with unexpected consequences
The lieutenant by Kate Grenville( Recording )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1787 Lieutenant Daniel 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 Tagaran, 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
The case against fragrance by Kate Grenville( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Grenville had always associated perfume with elegance and beauty. Then the headaches started. Like perhaps a quarter of the population, Grenville reacts badly to the artificial fragrances around us: other people's perfumes, and all those scented cosmetics, cleaning products and air fresheners. On a book tour in 2015, dogged by ill health, she started wondering: what's in fragrance? Who tests it for safety? What does it do to people? The more Grenville investigated, the more she felt this was a story that should be told
The writing book : a practical guide for fiction writers by Kate Grenville( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grenville takes you, step-by-step, through the process of writing. Each chapter concentrates on one aspect of writing. By working your way through this book, you'll gradually craft a piece of fiction, and develop confidence in your own fictional voice
Making stories : how ten Australian novels were written by Kate Grenville( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commandant - Oscar and Lucinda - The children's Bach - Lilian's story - A woman of the future - Mr Scobie's riddle - The chant of Jimmie Blacksmith - Remember the Tarantella - Memoirs of many in one - Painted woman
 
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The secret river
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Grenville, Katherine Elizabeth 1950-

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The lieutenantSarah ThornhillThe idea of perfectionLilian's storyJoan makes historyWriting from start to finish : a six-step guideThe secret riverDark places