The Story of Danny Dunn

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Viking, 2009 - Australia - 610 pages
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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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User Review  - DCarlin - LibraryThing

‘The Story of Danny Dunn’ was a thoroughly enjoyable yarn from start to finish. Due to the fact that I could relate and remember many of the fifties and sixties events this novel, it was hard to put ... Read full review

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User Review  - alsocass - LibraryThing

Gah. Two days of stupid thickly laid on perfect characters ending in a chapter of tears... typical Bryce Courternay. There are a plenty of characters in the book, and plenty of time to get to know ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Bryce Courtenayis the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & 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, Fishing for Stars, The Story of Danny Dunn, Fortune Cookie and Jack of Diamonds. The Power of One is also available in an edition for younger readers, and Jessica has been made into an award-winning television miniseries.

The Silver Moon- Reflections and Stories on Life, Death and Writingis being published in November 2014.

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