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Joan Makes History
Author: Kate Grenville

ISBN: 9780702253515
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22 October 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.0 x 1.8
In this rollicking, irreverent tour de force, Kate Grenville rewrites the familiar past.

Joan is a woman of no great distinction, but in the life of her imagination she is in the front line of events, cheerfully altering history. Joan Makes History was first published in 1988 and was funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority to celebrate 200 years of history. It was also Kate Grenville's debut novel.

'A writer of quite extraordinary talent, slipping between the centuries with a fluid and vigorous prose style.' Literary Review

'Hugely entertaining. It is impossible to resist Grenville's warm and affectionate wit. We follow Joan's rich and complex story with a profound sense of engagement.' Courier-Mail

'Joan Makes History is a lively, witty, very wise look at the role of women in our society. Kate Grenville is a writer who knows about those things which belong to eternity.' Manning Clark

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