The Story of Danny Dunn

Author(s): Bryce Courtenay

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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 Dunnis 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 a' Harper's Bazaar 'A great sweeping novel to lift the spirit.' Weekly Times

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Bryce Courtenay is the author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo and 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 and Fishing for Stars. The Power of One is also available in an edition for younger readers, and Jessica has been made into an award-winning television miniseries.

General Fields

  • : 9780670073344
  • : Penguin Viking
  • : Viking Australia
  • : 0.949
  • : November 2009
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bryce Courtenay
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 823.3
  • : 624
  • : Modern fiction