Lilian's Story

by Kate Grenville | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0156001233 Global Overview for this book
Registered by anathema-device of Graz, Steiermark Austria on 3/16/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by anathema-device from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Monday, March 16, 2015
Charity fleamarket find.

Journal Entry 2 by anathema-device at Graz, Steiermark Austria on Thursday, April 23, 2015
Well, like BookCrossing, picking up second-hand books on a whim can lead to nice surprises. I'd never read anything by Kate Grenville before, but I seem to like Australian writers, especially women's voices. And I was intrigued by the blurb, which promised the life story of a girl from "a prosperous middle-class family" which ends with her "as a cheerfully eccentric bag-lady living on the streets, quoting Shakespeare for a living".
In the end, this book was so much more than I expected. Grenville's style is remarkable, and I loved reading a book with a protagonist who is a complex, strong-minded, adventurous, fat tomboy. Sure, there are passages in which you can feel a persistent shadow in the prose, a violent threat barely under the surface - and there are scenes of sudden terrible violence too. But there is also Lilian's humour and optimism and her willingness to deal with whatever comes next in her own way.
I enjoyed reading this and am currently looking for a new home for it.

Journal Entry 3 by anathema-device at Graz, Steiermark Austria on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (4/29/2015 UTC) at Graz, Steiermark Austria

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This book is now travelling all the way to Kiribati (what a great BookCrossing opportunity!) to be read by J4shaw.
Hope you'll like it as much as I did! :)

Thank you so much anathema-device, this book arrived in Kiribati today.
Look forward to reading this after reading the author's debut novel earlier this year.

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