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Text acquires new Grenville novel

Text has acquired world rights to a new novel by Kate Grenville called A Room Made of Leaves.

Following Australian pastoralist and merchant Elizabeth Macarthur, the novel ‘picks apart ideas about truth and lies’, according to Text publisher Michael Heyward.

‘This extraordinary novel takes as its starting point the story of Elizabeth Macarthur in the infant colony of Sydney, but breaks it open into a playful dance of possibilities. At its centre is a remarkable woman, an Elizabeth Macarthur of spirit, cunning and sly wit. A Room Made of Leaves may be set in the past but it’s a book for our times, where it’s never wise to believe too quickly,’ said Heyward.

A Room Made of Leaves will be published in July 2020.



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