The Story of Danny Dunn, Volume 1
In the aftermath of the Great Depression, few opportunities existed for working-class boys, but at just 18 Danny Dunn has a good deal going for him: brains, looks, sporting ability - and an easy charm. His parents run The Hero, a favourite 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 for ever. Together with Helen, a woman of strength, character and intelligence who becomes his wife, he sets about rebuilding his life. It is a life tormented by personal demons, and shaped by compassion, corruption, love and power - and the gift of twin daughters, Sam and Gabby. 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, at a time of great change in Australia's history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hanc - LibraryThing
Danny Dunn is set in an exciting era for Australia with many changes and challenges that face the nation and Bryce Courtney has created a character that is apart of it all. Danny Dunn is one of those ... Read full review