Joan Makes History



Joan Makes History This wonderfully irreverant novel rewrites 200 odd years of Australia s past Joan is a wife and mother of no great distinction but in the life of her imagination she is in the front line of events, cheerfully altering the course of history Download Joan Makes History author Kate Grenville – therehabboutique.co.uk

Kate Grenville is one of Australia s best known authors She s published eight books of fiction and four books about the writing process Her best known works are the international best seller The Secret River, The Idea of Perfection, The Lieutenant and Lilian s Story details about all Kate Grenville s books are elsewhere on this site Her novels have won many awards both in Australia and the UK Kate Grenville is one of Australia s best known authors She s published eight books of fiction and four books about the writing process Her best known works are the international best seller The Secret River, The Idea of Perfection, The Lieutenant and Lilian s Story details about all Kate Grenville s books are elsewhere on this site Her novels have won many awards both in Australia and the UK, several have been made into major feature films, and all have been translated into European and Asian languages

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Joan Makes History
  • Kate Grenville
  • 10 February 2018
  • 0702233307

10 thoughts on “Joan Makes History

  1. Marianne says:

    Joan Makes History is the 3rd book by Australian author, Kate Grenville Joan Redman Radulescu is a minor character from Grenville s first novel, Lilian s Story From an early age, Joan has been determined to make her mark in history, and as we follow her life as she loved and was bored, betrayed and was forgiven, ran away and returned, those chapters of her life alternate with chapters that reflect or echo events in her life, and in which Grenville takes historical facts and inserts her charac Joan Makes Hist...

  2. Jennifer (JC-S) says:

    What a big thing this business of history is, and what absurd bits and pieces make it up In many history books, women are at the periphery or somewhere in the background They are rarely anywhere near centre stage for the big moments A number of learned, historiographers, historians and others often women have written about this perplexing absence of women It s serious stuff.But if you want a light hearted look at a woman s role in Australia s European history, it s hard to go past this bo What a big thing this business of history is, and what absurd bits and pieces make it up In many history books, women are at the periphery or somewhere in the background They are rarely anywhere near centre stage for the big moments A number of learned, historiographers, historians and others often women have written about this perplexing abse...

  3. Aisha says:

    A book I really wanted to like I love the premise of rewriting history be it fiction or non fiction but this book was cumbersome and oddly pompous Just as the monolithic history it was said to rewrite or at the very least challenge.Maybe it was an ingenious stylistic attempt to say something about the way history is written through mimicry and mockery but I gave up on the book after several unsuccesful attempts Ambitious Yes Promising Yes Profound No All that said, I m not going to g A book I really wanted to like I love the premise of rewriting history be it fiction or non fiction but this book was cumbersome and oddly pompous Just as the monolithic history it was said to rewrite or at the very least...

  4. maggie says:

    Utter delight from start to finish Our contemporary Joan starts a journey with the heavy burden of fulfilling her destiny and ends by making peace with the common lot of womankind The historical episodes are funny, poignant and relentlessly well crafted, with clever references to...

  5. Laura Jayne says:

    An engaging enough read, though it skipped about between too many characters and threads to allow me to really connect with any of them.

  6. Karin says:

    Not Kate s best book The book was all over the place telling about different Joans in Australian history I couldn t enjoy the storyline although the main one was OK, the others broke in to it for me, detracted from the main plot for no purpose I did not get t...

  7. Initially NO says:

    Really dated attempt at female empowerment , or female recognition in a montage of his story The book just comes across as embarrassing I m guessing it was for a cheap and tacky YA market, but who d read it today and seriously think ab...

  8. Book Bazaar says:

    Really unique look through our history but I m undecided as to whether it really works for me or not Some of stories were beautiful and moving with really tender moments but some I don t hink I fully got.

  9. Jillian says:

    A different way of looking at the history of Australia and from a woman s point of view, or perhaps I should say women because Joan isn t one woman She represents women through various events which made Australia what it is today.

  10. Joanna says:

    Another one from school which I recall somewhat enjoying.

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