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Description - Jessica by Bryce Courtenay

Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds.

A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is devastated by a terrible murder. Only Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob - but will justice prevail in the courts?

Nine months later, a baby is born ... with Jessica determined to guard the secret of the father's identity. The rivalry of Jessica and her beautiful sister for the love of the same man will echo throughout their lives - until finally the truth must be told.

Set in the harsh Australian bush against the outbreak of World War I, this novel is heartbreaking in its innocence, and shattering in its brutality.

'A deserved bestseller, based on fact, a story told with heartbreaking honesty.' Australian Women's Weekly

'Courtenay draws on the social satire of Jane Austen and the dark forces of Thomas Hardy, and his tragic heroine parallels Antigone ... ' Herald Sun

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143004615
ISBN-10: 0143004611
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 44mm)
Pages: 688
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: Jessica by Bryce Courtenay - Reviewed by (29 May 2011)

Excellent book as I have come to expect from this author. Along with the general story which is very enthralling is a subtle, but powerful learning experience. An insight into prejudice, Aboriginal status and lineage, and the attitudes of the past. Some of these unfortunately still exist today I believe. It is good to remember that this book was suggested as a true story which, in his own creative style, Mr Courtenay has turned into an interesting and worthwhile book. I would certainly recommend this book and have reread it and referred to it as I believe that the research Mr Courtenay undertakes means that facts and information presented in his books are correct - even though the stories are usually fiction.


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. The Silver Moon- Reflections and Stories on Life, Death and Writing is being published in November 2014. facebook.com/BryceCourtenay The World of Bryce Courtenay

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