Bryce Courtenay

The Story Of Danny Dunn

The Story Of Danny Dunn

Bryce Courtenay

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:...

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April Fool's Day: Popular Penguins

April Fool’s Day: Popular Penguins

Bryce Courtenay

Damon Courtenay died on the morning of April fool's Day. In this tribute to his son, the author lays bare the suffering behind this young man's life.

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Fishing For Stars

Fishing For Stars

Bryce Courtenay

Nicholas Duncan is a semi-retired shipping magnate who resides in idyllic Beautiful Bay in Indonesia, where he is known as the old patriarch of the islands. He is grieving the loss of his beautiful Eurasian wife, Anna, and is...

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Four Fires

Four Fires

Bryce Courtenay

In a small town like any other small town around Australia live the Maloneys. They are a fifth-generation Australian family of Irish Catholic descent who are struggling to reach the first rung of the social ladder.

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Matthew Flinders' Cat

Matthew Flinders' Cat

Bryce Courtenay

Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister is now a homeless alcoholic. Above his park bench rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat. Ryan is a 10 year old street kid heading for all the usual trouble. The two meet and...

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The Family Frying Pan

The Family Frying Pan

Bryce Courtenay

Mrs Moses is a small woman with a big heart and enormous courage. The only survivor of a Cossack raid on her village, she takes with her a big cast-iron frying pan, so heavy that she can only sling it over her back. Yet this is no...

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The Power of One: Popular Penguins

The Power of One: Popular Penguins

Bryce Courtenay

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. Bryce...

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The Potato Factory

The Potato Factory

Bryce Courtenay

Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving. His partner in crime is his mistress, Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land....

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Tommo And Hawk

Tommo And Hawk

Bryce Courtenay

Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart. Together they escape their troubled pasts. From whale hunting in Pacific to Maori wars of New Zealand, from Rocks in...

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Solomon's Song

Solomon’s Song

Bryce Courtenay

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...

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Whitethorn

Whitethorn

Bryce Courtenay

The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people frantically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause...

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Jessica

Jessica

Bryce Courtenay

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...

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The Power of One: Young Readers' Ed

The Power of One: Young Readers' Ed

Bryce Courtenay

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, little six-year-old Peekay learns that small can beat big. Armed with this knowledge, he resolves to take on the injustices of his country, and sets his heart on becoming the...

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Tandia

Tandia

Bryce Courtenay

Half-African, half-Indian and beautiful, Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police. Desperately afraid and consumed by hatred for the white man, Tandia seeks refuge in a...

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The Power of One

The Power of One

Bryce Courtenay

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, Peekay will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict...

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April Fool's Day

April Fool’s Day

Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtney's beloved son Damon, a haemophiliac, died from medically-acquired AIDS on Aprils Fool's day 1991, at the age of 24. In this book, he celebrates his life, but he condemns the medical approach taken towards AIDS, and...

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The Persimmon Tree

The Persimmon Tree

Bryce Courtenay

Tells the very personal and often romantic stories of men and women caught up in larger events.

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Sylvia

Sylvia

Bryce Courtenay

Presents the story of the Children's Crusade, which occurred in the year 1212. This title 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...

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Brother Fish

Brother Fish

Bryce Courtenay

A drama of three lives brought together - Jack McKenzie is a small- time professional fisherman from a tiny island in Bass Strait. Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan is a strong-willed woman hiding from an ambiguous past in Shanghai. Private...

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