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A Room Made of Leaves
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Title:
A Room Made of Leaves
Written by:
Kate Grenville 
Read by:
Valerie Bader 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
7 hours 57 minutes 
Published:
July 02 2020 
Available Date:
July 02 2020 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9780655675662 
Genres:
Fiction; Historical Fiction 
Publisher:
ABC Audio 
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International bestselling author
Award winning author
Australian author

What if Elizabeth Macarthur – wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in early Sydney – had written a shockingly frank secret memoir?

What if Elizabeth Macarthur – wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in the earliest days of Sydney – had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? And what if novelist Kate Grenville had miraculously found and published it? That’s the starting point for A Room Made of Leaves, a playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented. Marriage to a ruthless bully, the impulses of her heart, the search for power in a society that gave women none: this Elizabeth Macarthur manages her complicated life with spirit and passion, cunning and sly wit. Her memoir lets us hear – at last! – what one of those seemingly demure women from history might really have thought. At the centre of A Room Made of Leaves is one of the most toxic issues of our own age: the seductive appeal of false stories. This book may be set in the past, but it’s just as much about the present, where secrets and lies have the dangerous power to shape reality. Kate Grenville’s return to the territory of The Secret River is historical fiction turned inside out, a stunning sleight of hand by one of our most original writers.

‘There is no doubt Grenville is one of our greatest writers‘
The Sunday Mail

‘Kate Grenville is a literary alchemist, turning the leaden shadow of the historical Elizabeth Macarthur into a luminescent, golden woman for our times. Intelligent, compassionate, strategic and dead sexy, Grenville’s Macarthur is an unforgettable character who makes us question everything we thought we knew about our colonial past. A polished gem of a novel by a writer who is as brave as she is insightful. I simply loved it.’
Clare Wright, author of the Stella Prize-winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka