The Resource Searching for the secret river, Kate Grenville

Searching for the secret river, Kate Grenville

Label
Searching for the secret river
Title
Searching for the secret river
Statement of responsibility
Kate Grenville
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kate Grenville's novel The Secret River moved and exhilarated many people when it was first published in 2005. Readers marvelled at the subtlety of its language, and the power of Grenville's story- telling. And they recognised that this simple tale of a poor convict family settling on the banks of the Hawkesbury River in the early nineteenth century represented a landmark moment in Australian fiction. Grenville had taken the novel to the frontier of European settlement and written a profoundly original and disturbing work about what happened there. Searching for the Secret River is the extraordinary story of how Kate Grenville came to write her award-winning novel. It all begins with her ancestor Solomon Wiseman, transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life, but who later became a wealthy man and built his colonial mansion on the Hawkesbury. Increasingly obsessed with his story, Grenville pursues him from Sydney to London and back, and then up the Hawkesbury itself. Slowly she begins to realise she must write about him, and begins to discover what kind of book she will write. Grenville opens the door and invites the reader into her writing room, and tells us about how this novel was formed, the research she did, the false starts she made and the frustrations she experienced
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grenville, Kate
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Narrated by Kaye Stevenson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stevenson, Kaye
  • Queensland Narrating Service
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grenville, Kate
  • Wiseman, Solomon
  • Grenville, Kate
  • Convicts
  • Squatter settlements
  • Fiction
  • Wisemans Ferry (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Searching for the secret river, Kate Grenville
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Queensland Narrating Service: 3948CD
  • Print edition published: 2006
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225870613
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 CDs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
unknown
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
3948CD
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Searching for the secret river, Kate Grenville
Publication
Note
  • Queensland Narrating Service: 3948CD
  • Print edition published: 2006
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225870613
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 CDs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
unknown
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
3948CD
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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