The Story of Danny Dunn

The Story of Danny Dunn

Book - 2010
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In the aftermath of the Great Depression few opportunities existed for working-class boys, but at just eighteen 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. Visit brycecourtenay.com/ for more.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur & Co,, 2010, c2009
ISBN: 9781552788790
Branch Call Number: COU
Characteristics: 610 p. ;,24 cm

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Jan 28, 2017

Recommended for those interested in a fictional account of Balmain, politics, unionism and PTSD in soldiers from World War I onwards. Bryce Courtenay - a captivating writer of epic stories.

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Jan 16, 2013

An amzing book that I couldn't put down.

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