The Story Of Danny Dunn

Courtenay Bryce

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Penquin Books
Publisher Place: Camberwell
Publisher Year: 2009
Edition: First Edition

Description: 610 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. Brenda Didn't See The Beautiful Boy Who Caused A Young Womans Knees To Tremble. She Didn't Care About The Brilliant Young Sportsman. All Brenda Saw Was Her Boy Standing In Cap And Gown In The Great Hall Of Sydney University Holding A Parchment Scroll, Proving Her Mum And Dad Hadn't Left Ireland For Nothing And That Her Family Could Hold Their Heads Up High. Danny Would Reach Down And Pull Them All Up Out Of The Gutter.

Publishers Description: 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 Australias history.

ISBN: 9780670073344

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