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The Resource A room made of leaves : a novel, Kate Grenville

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
What if Elizabeth Macarthur - wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in early Sydney - had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? In her introduction Kate Grenville tells, tongue firmly in cheek, of discovering a long-hidden box containing that memoir. What follows is a playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented. Grenville's Elizabeth Macarthur is a passionate woman managing her complicated life - marriage to a ruthless bully, the impulses of her own heart, the search for power in a society that gave her none - with spirit, cunning and sly wit. Her memoir reveals the dark underbelly of the polite world of Jane Austen. It explodes the stereotype of the women of the past - devoted and docile, accepting of their narrow choices. That was their public face - here's what one of them really thought. At the heart of this book is one of the most toxic issues of our times - the seductive appeal of false stories. Beneath the surface of Elizabeth Macarthur's life and the violent colonial world she navigated are secrets and lies with the dangerous power to shape reality
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10896910
Cataloging source
QTOL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grenville, Kate
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macarthur, Elizabeth
  • Macarthur, John
  • Secrecy
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Husband and wife
  • Women
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
A room made of leaves : a novel, Kate Grenville
Instantiates
Publication
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
000067171236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781922330024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1155170682
Label
A room made of leaves : a novel, Kate Grenville
Publication
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
000067171236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781922330024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1155170682

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