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The Australian Trilogy

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The potato factory, Tommo & Hawk, Solomon's song.
Published December 7th 2000 by Penguin Books Australia
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Jun 21, 2013 Ryan rated it really liked it
Finally finished all 3 books of this series, and I really really enjoyed this trilogy - I've also liked Bryce Courtenay's masterful character development and rich insights into entirely disparate lives - this was no exception. Incredible consistency - really strong and compelling links between each book, and overall, for historical fiction, this is as good as it gets as far as I'm concerned.
Kerryn Taylor
Oct 30, 2014 Kerryn Taylor rated it it was amazing
Amongst the best books I have ever read
Nov 16, 2012 Colleen rated it really liked it
What a hard series. Characters seem to have one crisis after another, so much so that at times I had to put the book down. I wondered if it wasn't a sadistic experience to continue through, but a book written in such a way that so totally pulls you in and makes you feel as though you are living it, the good and the bad, should not be tossed lightly aside.
The author notes the pains he took in being historically accurate so reading this series will give a view of Australia that those outside it
Still reading ... what a hard, hard start to a country.
I found it difficult to read at times..and so wouldn't reccomend it to most people...
Jun 29, 2014 Kristi rated it it was amazing
STILL the best books I have ever read. RIP Mr. just wasn't Christmas this year without your new book under the tree.
Cynthia McDonagh
Read the trilogy back in late 1990's and love all three. I wish the stories had never ended.
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Oct 09, 2013 Jim Shaughnessy rated it liked it
good pulp, big stretch,a lot of simplestic emotion, large picture,I feel a movie coming on.
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Jun 09, 2013 Fritzi B rated it it was amazing
Read these! Bryce Courtenay at his best!
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Aug 06, 2011 Jen Roe rated it it was amazing
I have 2 copies of this book
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I was born illegitimately in 1933 in South Africa and spent my early childhood years in a small town deep in the heart of the Lebombo mountains.

It was a somewhat isolated community and I grew up among farm folk and the African people. At the age of five I was sent to a boarding school which might be better described as a combination orphanage and reform school, where I learned to box - though less
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