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Joan Makes History

In this rollicking, irreverent tour de force, Kate Grenville rewrites the familiar past.

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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.

Joan Makes History was first published in 1988 and was funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority to celebrate 200 years of history.

Kate Grenville is an award-winning novelist with a distinctively witty style.

Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville's first novel, Lilian’s Story, won the Vogel/Australian Award and has been made into a film starring Ruth Cracknell and Barry Otto. Dark Places, a companion novel to Lilian’s Story, was shortlisted for the 1995 Miles Franklin Award and won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Fiction.Her other fiction includes Bearded Ladies (short stories) and Dreamhouse, (filmed as Traps), both available as UQP paperbacks.Kate Grenville has also written a bestselling manual for fiction writers, The Writing Book, and, with Sue Woolfe, Making Stories: How Ten Australian Novels Were Written.Kate Grenville lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.