The Story of Danny Dunn

Front Cover
Viking, Apr 29, 2010 - Australia - 610 pages
20 Reviews
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

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Story Of Danny Dunn

User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

The story of Danny Dunn was actually the story of all the Dunns. I found myself skipping pages just to get through it. The ending was brutal - a cowards way out for Danny Dunn. Read full review

Review: The Story Of Danny Dunn

User Review  - Savina King - Goodreads

Any book of Bryce Courtenay's is absolutely MARVELLOUS! Read full review

About the author (2010)

Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa and has lived in Sydney for the major part of his life. He is the bestselling author of The Power of One, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Jessica, Solomon's Song, Smoky Joe's Café, Four Fires, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree and Fishing for Stars.

Bibliographic information