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Paperback edition of an historical novel first published in 1997. In the mid-19th century, twin brothers are kidnapped and separated in childhood, and reunited in Hobart at the age of 15. The novel tells of their adventures as they travel through the Pacific Ocean and to various destinations in Australia and New Zealand, and the way in which their relationship develops. The best-selling author's other publications include 'The Power of One' and 'The Potato Factory'.
Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart. Together they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive. Especially in their last, worst confrontation between good and evil. Brilliantly evoking a time of struggle and triumph in the young colonies, Bryce Courtenay has created an unforgettable tale of the enduring bond between two brothers.
Bryce Courtenay's bestselling novel is based on the true story of an unforgettable woman, Jessica, who rebels against the rules of her society. When a crime is committed Jessica must fight for what she loves until the end - and then at last her secret can be told. Television mini-series to be screened July 2004.
Like Down Under in Henn Boo this book is comprised of the e-mail messages sent to family and friends while on a ten month journey around Australia. The messages tell of the people, places and things encountered along the way and some of the tribulations that were experienced. The trip began with a test run of the vehicles around Victoria and New South Wales so that at the end of thirty days all warranted repairs could be made back in Melbourne. Then it was off to find the best beaches, the best golf courses and the best scenery that Australia could provide.
When Mary Abacus dies, she leaves her business empire in the hands of the warring Solomon family. Hawk Solomon is determined to bring together both sides of the tribe - but it is the new generation who must fight to change the future. Solomons are pitted against Solomons as the families are locked in a bitter struggle that crosses battlefields and continents to reach a powerful conclusion. ''solomon's Song'' is a novel of courage and betrayal in which Bryce Courtenay tells the story of Australia's journey to nationhood.
‘I am Sylvia Honeyeater; I think myself born around 1196, and this is the story of my life. I am cursed by folk as an optimist and a dreamer, which is a dangerous combination. . .’ Sylvia is the story of the Children's Crusade, which occurred in the year 1212, and is perhaps the strangest true event to have taken place in European history. It is also a story of how, throughout some of the darkest medieval times, the redeeming power and strength of a young woman's love and intelligence prevail over poverty, brutality and bigotry. Sylvia was a remarkable, talented and eccentric young woman and this is her story.
First with your head and then with your heart . . . To Peekay, a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world, this is a piece of advice that he will carry with him throughout his life. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice. Bryce Courtenay's classic bestseller is a story of the triumph of the human spirit – a spellbinding tale for all ages.

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