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Courtenay, Bryce 1933-2012

Overview
Works: 139 works in 1,061 publications in 11 languages and 18,591 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Short stories  Suspense fiction  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Sports stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Speaker, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PR9619.3.C5964, 823
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The power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
121 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 5,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, between the ages of five and eleven, as he survives an abusive boarding school and goes on to succeed in life and the boxing ring, with help from a chicken, a boxer, a pianist, black African prisoners, and many others
Tandia by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
47 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked by the police. Afraid and consumed by her hatred for the white man, Tandia seeks refuge in a brothel. There she learns to use her mind and looks for the battles that lie ahead. But then Tandia meets a man with a past as strange as her own
The potato factory : a novel by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
43 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving and he's very good at it. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land. In the backstreets and dives of Hobart Town, Mary learns the art of brewing and builds The Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah, her old enemy. The two women raise their separate families, one legitimate and the other bastard. As each woman sets out to destroy the other, the families are brought to the edge of disaster
April Fool's Day : a modern tragedy by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
40 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of The Power of One tells his most powerful and passionate story yet--the true story of his son's life and death from AIDS at the age of 25
The Power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and French and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young English boy, orphaned in a foreign land and terrorized for his political belief, turns to boxing. As he grows up fighting with his fists and leading with his heart, he takes on the system and the social injustices around him--finding that one person really can make a difference
Jessica by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
39 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the quiet peace of their small Australian bush community is devastated by a terrible murder, only tomboy Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob. Nine months later a baby is born, and Jessica is determined to guard the secret of the father's identity
Solomon's song by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
31 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the story of two families - branches of the Solomons - transported to an alien land, both of whom eventually grow rich and powerful but who, through three generations, never for one moment relinquish their hatred for each other. It is also the story of our country from the beginning until we came of age as a nation."--Jacket
Tommo & Hawk by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart Town. 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 in the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive. Along the way, Hawk meets the outrageous Maggie Pye, who brings love and laughter into his life. But the demons of Tommo's past return to haunt the brothers. With Tommo at his side, Hawk takes on a fight against all odds to save what they cherish most
Fishing for stars by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fishing for Stars is a story of ambition, destruction, love, tears, laughter and hope. At its heart are two passionate, unforgettable <U+2013> and very different <U+2013> women. One is exotic, damaged, and shrewd; the other beautiful, determined and zealous. Both are bitter rivals for the love of the same man. Nick Duncan is an ingenuous male with a great deal more female on his hands than he can possibly hope to understand. The contest he is called upon to referee is the clash between the two great loves of his life: the seductive Anna Til, and the older, equally fascinating Marg Hamilton. Nick struggles between their worlds: one exploiting the world's riches for profit, the other fighting to save the environment and its creatures, large and small. Set in Australia, the Pacific islands, Japan and Indonesia during the latter half of the twentieth century."--Author's website
Whitethorn by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1939, South Africa is divided between English support for the Allies and Afrikaner support for Hitler
The story of Danny Dunn by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1930s few opportunities exist for working class boys in Balmain, Sydney, but at 16 Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His parents run The Hero, a neighbourhood pub, and Danny is a local hero. But Danny's luck changes when he signs up for the AIF. He returns a broken man, embittered and disfigured by war. Together with his wife, Helen, he sets about rebuilding a life - a life of compassion and corruption, love and power. And a life blessed by two beautiful daughters, Sam and Gabby. While they are identical twins, they chase two very different dreams
The persimmon tree by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sweeping saga of love, war and friendship, set in the Pacific from the Battle of Guadalcanal (1942) to the present day. The novel follows a young Australian man's coming of age, escape from the Japanese and the friendships made that affect the rest of his life
The power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Recording )
45 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel about a small boy's triumph over cruelty and loneliness to become a famous boxer. Set in the turbulent 1940's in Southern Africa, it is an epic story of survival
Sylvia by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a story of the Children's Crusade, which occurred in the year 1212. It is perhaps the strangest true event to have taken place in European history. It is a story of how, throughout some of the darkest medieval times, the redeeming power and strength of a young woman's love and intelligence prevail over poverty, brutality and bigotry--Dust Jacket
Fortune cookie by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Simon Koo, an ambitious Chinese-Australian, goes to work for a Singapore advertising agency, he falls in love with the forbidden Mercy B. Lord, whom he must rescue from the dangerous world of sex and heroin trafficking
Four fires by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a small-town, fifth-generation, Irish-Australian Catholic family struggling to reach the first rung of the social ladder. Their lives are forged by the four fires, passion, religion, warfare and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character
Smoky Joe's Cafe by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thommo returns from his war service in Vietnam to an Australia that regards him as a mercenary guilty of war crimes - He joins with ten mates all similarly affected and out for revenge - Until Wendy steps in - Her daughter is dying and needs a bone-marrow transplant - She moulds the group into a bunch of fighters with a purpose - Vietnam veterans
Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel of three people from different backgrounds whose only common ground is having had a difficult start in life
Jack of diamonds by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spellbinding story of chance, music, corruption, and love set in 1930s Toronto. During the Great Depression there is 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 makes music as a way to escape his surroundings, and his talent leads him to a jazz club and, eventually, to the jazz piano. Jack is a virtuoso and hits the road, enchanting audiences in Canada, wartime Europe, and Las Vegas
Matthew Flinders' cat by Bryce Courtenay( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, now lives on the street outside the State Library. Ryan is a ten-year-old, near street kid, heading for trouble. The two meet and Billy tells Ryan the story of the circumnavigation of Australia as seen through Matthew Flinders' cat Trim's eyes. Billy is drawn deeply into Ryan's life and, over several months, the two begin the mutual process of rehabilitation
 
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Alternative Names
Courtenay, Arthur Bryce 1933-2012
Courtenay, Bryce
コートニー, ブライス
Languages
English (610)
Chinese (11)
Italian (7)
Spanish (6)
French (4)
Danish (1)
Japanese (1)
Finnish (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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