Having previously read and enjoyed Grenville’s 2006 novel ‘The Secret River’ I was pleased to be given ‘The Lieutenant’ as a book group read. Grenville is an Australian author whose fiction has won national and international awards. The copy I read was an uncorrected proof copy.
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magazines about speedy hen ltd by continuing with this checkout and ordering from speedy hen you are accepting our current terms and conditions details of which can be found by clicking here author biography kate grenville is one of australia s best loved authors her works of fiction have won numerous awards both in australia and internationally the idea of perfection won the 2001 orange broadband prize for fictio
well written, easy to read, thought-provoking, well paced
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"...won national and international awards. The copy I read was an uncorrected proof copy.
== The Lieutenant ==
Daniel Rooke is an outsider from his youth: intelligent but socially awkward, he yearns to find his place in the world. Interested in mathematics and astronomy, he soon discovers that the world needs few astronomers and is forced to adopt a more sideways approach to his calling. He becomes a navy Lieutenant and lands in New South Wales ..."
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Daniel Rooke was always an outsider. Daniel could only hope - against all the evidence - that he would one day find his place in life. By 1788, Daniel has become Lieutenant Rooke, astronomer with First Fleet as it lands on the unknown shores of New South Wales. But the place where they have landed will prove far more revelatory than the night sky.