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The Story Of Danny Dunn Bryce Courtenay

The Story Of Danny Dunn By Bryce Courtenay

The Story Of Danny Dunn by Bryce Courtenay


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Summary

n the 1930s, two opportunities existed for boys of Balmain, a working-class Sydney suburb: to be selected into Fort Street Boys School or to excel as a sportsman. At just sixteen years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies.

The Story Of Danny Dunn Summary

The Story Of Danny Dunn by Bryce Courtenay

Set against a backdrop of Australian pubs and politics, The Story of Danny Dunn is a family saga spanning three generations. It is a compelling tale of love, ambition and the destructive power of obsession at a time of great change in Australia's history. In the aftermath of the Great Depression few opportunities existed for working-class boys, but at just eighteen Danny Dunn has everything going for him- brains, looks, sporting ability - and an easy charm. His parents run The Hero, a neighbourhood pub, and Danny is a local hero. Luck changes for Danny when he signs up to go to war. He returns home a physically broken man, to a life that will be changed forever. Together with Helen, the woman who becomes his wife, he sets about rebuilding his life. Set against a backdrop of Australian pubs and politics, The Story of Danny Dunn is an Australian family saga spanning three generations. It is a compelling tale of love, ambition and the destructive power of obsession. 'This classic Aussie story is vintage Courtenay.' Sunday Mail 'Courtenay's enthusiasm for his story is hard to resist. And he's a pro.' The Age 'From gritty pre-war Balmain to the death camps of Singapore and back to '70s Sydney, this is an epic from a superlative storyteller ...' Harper's Bazaar 'A great sweeping novel to lift the spirit.' Weekly Times

The Story Of Danny Dunn Reviews

An epic from a superlative storyteller * Harper's Bazaar *
This book is as much about Australia as it is about the characters Courtenay has created to illustrate the themes of love, family and fate * Daily Telegraph *

About Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay is the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Solomon's Song, Jessica, A Recipe for Dreaming, The Family Frying Pan, The Night Country, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Matthew Flinders' Cat, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree, Fishing for Stars, The Story of Danny Dunn, Fortune Cookie and Jack of Diamonds. Bryce Courtenay AM passed away in November 2012, aged seventy-nine, at his home in Canberra.

Additional information

GOR003351801
9780143203513
0143203517
The Story Of Danny Dunn by Bryce Courtenay
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2011-04-28
500
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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