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It 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 Details

ISBN: 9780143007005
ISBN-10: 0143007009
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 43mm)
Pages: 714
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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 anyez.lindop@au.penguingroup.com

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