The Persimmon Tree
By (author) Bryce Courtenay
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Persimmon Tree by Bryce Courtenay
Book DescriptionIt is 1942 in the Dutch East Indies, and Nick Duncan is a young Australian butterfly collector in search of a single exotic butterfly. With invading Japanese forces coming closer by the day, Nick falls in love with the beguiling Anna van Heerden. Their time together is brief, as both are forced into separate, dangerous escapes. They plan to reunite and marry in Australia but it is several years before their paths cross again, scarred forever by the dark events of a long, cruel war. In The Persimmon Tree, Bryce Courtenay gives us a story of love and friendship set against the dramatic backdrop of the Pacific during the Second World War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143007005
(203mm x 132mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bryce Courtenay
Silver Moon, Hardback (October 2014)
From practical advice on how to write a bestseller to general inspiration on how to realise your dreams, this book celebrates author's passion for storytelling, and creative process. It reflects on living and dying, and how through determination, respect for others and taking pleasure in small moments of joy, the author lived life to the fullest.
Anzac's Story, Paperback (March 2014)
A typical Anzac, fiercely patriotic, Roy Kyle enlisted in the A.I.F. in 1915, several months underage. He spent his eighteenth birthday in the terrible trenches of Gallipoli and then went on to serve on the Western Front. An Anzac's Story is an honest, poignant account of a young man's experience of war.
Power of One, Hardback (October 2013)» View all books by Bryce Courtenay
This classic bestseller has now been adapted and condensed for younger readers. A timeless story of the conflict between black and white, strong and weak, this book follows a young boy's journey to manhood. This brilliant new Puffin edition ends as Peekay leaves for a new school in Johannesburg. For ages 8 to 12.
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Author Biography - Bryce Courtenay
Bryce Courtenay is 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. facebook.com/BryceCourtenay The World of Bryce Courtenay For all media queries regarding Bryce Courtenay please contact Anyez Lindop, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, Penguin Group (Australia) on 03 9811 2512 or 0419 008 556 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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