A Room Made of Leaves


SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION – the new novel from the Women’s Prize for Fiction winner and Man Booker prize-shortlisted author of The Secret RiverIt is 1788. When twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth marries the arrogant and hot-headed soldier John Macarthur, she soon realises she has made a terrible mistake. Forced to travel with him to New South Wales, 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 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.

SKU: 9781838851248 Categories: ,


Kate Grenville (Author)

Format:Paperback / softback 336 pages
Publisher:Canongate Books Ltd
Imprint:Canongate Books Ltd
Published:3 Jun 2021
Classifications:Historical fiction
Readership:General (US: Trade)
Dimensions:129 x 196 x 24 (mm)


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