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A Room Made of Leaves

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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 River It 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.

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Publisher: Canongate Books

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  • ISBN: 9781838851255
  • Release date: August 6, 2020

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  • ISBN: 9781838851255
  • File size: 4580 KB
  • Release date: August 6, 2020

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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 River It 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.

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