By 1788, Daniel has become Lieutenant Rooke, astronomer with the First Fleet as it lands on the unknown shores of New South Wales.
As the newcomers struggle to establish a settlement for themselves and their cargo of convicts, and attempts are made to communicate with those who already inhabit this land, Rooke sets up his observatory to chart the stars.
But the place where they have landed will prove far more revelatory than the night sky.
©2008 Kate Grenville; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
I thoroughly enjoed " The Secret River " by the same author. I was disappointed by this book. Descriptively it was fine but in the end the story line is weak. I am sure someone of Kate Grenville's ability can do a lot better than this.
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