Joan Makes History

by Kate Grenville | History |
ISBN: 0702233307 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Meg72 of Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on 3/24/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by Meg72 from Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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. A funny, moving and brilliantly contrived story about the Everywoman unsung by straight historians.

Journal Entry 2 by Meg72 at The Long Stone Pub (OBCZ) in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Sunday, June 05, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (6/5/2011 UTC) at The Long Stone Pub (OBCZ) in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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Off to The Long Stone Pub OBCZ, in Dublin.

Journal Entry 3 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Thursday, June 16, 2011
This come in a parcel of books to be placed at The Longstone pub in Dublin. However I've naffled it before it gets there, as I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them.

The photo of the author reminds me of Janet Frame.

Journal Entry 4 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Thursday, August 18, 2011
I found this a really interesting book. I had already been introduced to the character of Joan while reading Lillian's Story, and I knew a number of the historical scenarios due to being educated in New Zealand.

I think if you knew all the historical information this book would be even more enjoyable. I looked up some things on line, like the portrait painted during the depression in Australia.

My favourite chapters were the train journey Joan and her husband took in the last third of the book - I just felt for them both - and also the story where Ned Kelly's photo was taken. Ned Kelly was such an insignificant part of the story, but such a large part of Australian History...whereas most of the stories in the book tell of women who are considered insignificant to Australian history.

Journal Entry 5 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Clapham, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, August 19, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (8/19/2011 UTC) at Clapham, Greater London United Kingdom

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Passing on to a friend who has some knowledge about Australian history also.

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