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- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 12.68
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... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 7.98
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... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 6.99
In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language?English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color?black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive?he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 11.18
'I am Sylvia Honeyeater; I think myself born around 1196, and this is the story of my life.' From master storyteller Bryce Courtenay comes the colourful epic of Sylvia. Late twelfth-century Europe is torn by religious intolerance. Sylvia, with a singing voice that can literally charm the birds out of the trees, and an acute and questioning mind that... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 11.27
'A superb storyteller ... it is impossible not to be impressed by Courtenay's talents' - The Times JESSICA is based on the real life of a remarkable young Australian woman who defied the conventions of her time. She had a stubborn streak and the courage to act out her convictions ... in spite of the consequences. This compelling, sweeping story is... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 11.27
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... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 22.38
Set across three continents,Jack of Diamonds is a spellbinding story of chance, music, corruption and love. During the Great Depression there was little hope for a boy born into the slums of Cabbagetown, Toronto. But Jack Spayd is offered a ticket out in the form of a Hohner harmonica, won by his brutal drunken father in a late-night card game. Jack... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 11.18
In the aftermath of the Great Depression few opportunities existed for working-class boys, but at just eighteen Danny Dunn has everythinggoing for him: brain, looks, sporting ability - and an easy charm. His parents run The Hero, aneighbourhood pub, and Danny is a local hero. Luck changes for Danny when he signs up to go to war. He returns home a... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.18
Simon Koo is an ambitious Australian-born Chinese who goes to Singapore in the mid-sixties to work foran advertising agency. But the Wing brothers, who run the agency, are not what they seem. There is soon trouble when Simon falls in love with the forbidden Mercy B. Lord. With no family or connections, this beautiful young woman is powerless to resist... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 11.18
Ikey Solomon's favourite saying is also his way of doing business. And in the business of thieving, he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted & each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van... more...