Book Club Set

Book Club Set

#02, The Lieutenant

Book Club Kit - 2010
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In 1788, Lieutenant Daniel Rooke sails into Sydney Cove with the First Fleet, hoping to advance his career. Instead, his life is unimaginably changed.

As a young officer and a man of science, the eccentric Rooke is full of anticipation about the natural wonders he might discover in this strange new land. As the newcomers struggle to establish a settlement for themselves and their cargo of convicts, Rooke sets up his observatory to chart the stars.

A young Aboriginal girl visits and begins to teach him her language. As they learn to speak together, they build a rapport that bridges the gap between their dangerously different worlds. Then Rooke is given a command that forces him to choose between his duty as a soldier and the friendship that’s become so precious to him.

The Lieutenant charts a unique moment when one world engaged with another, leaving both changed forever.

Publisher: Burnaby : Burnaby Public Library, 2010
Description: 10 identical volumes (307 p. ; 21 cm), 1 guide ; in canvas bag (34 x 49 x 22 cm)
ISBN: 9781554684335
Branch Call Number: BOOK CLUB SET 2


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