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Kate Grenville's exploration of Australian history is at the heart of her latest novel The Lieutenant, which she reads from and discusses in this event.
Set in the 18th century on the coast of New South Wales, the novel charts the friendship of Lieutentant Rooke with an aboriginal child, which changes his life forever.

Based on the remarkable true story of William Dawes, one of the first soldiers to reach Australia, it illuminates Grenville's gift for creating brilliant narratives based on historical research.

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