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Ebook The Australian Trilogy by Bryce Courtenay read! Book Title: The Australian Trilogy
The author of the book: Bryce Courtenay
Edition: Penguin Books Australia
Date of issue: December 7th 2000
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 6.1
ISBN: 0670893897
ISBN 13: 9780670893898
Language: English

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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 rarely get to see.
The characters are unforgettable and unique. The stories of the successive generations draw you in, unable to abandon them during the hard times, and as I have mentioned, the hard times abound.

The ending of the third book was abrupt and disappointing. It left so much untold, setting up the story of the third generation but stopping before those stories played out. It seemed like a set up for the next book in the series, but this is a trilogy. No mention of a fourth book has been made.

Hopefully there will be another book. Not looking for the hard times that would be surely in the next book but I need to know what became of everyone and the fate of the potato factory.

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Ebook The Australian Trilogy read Online! 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 as a sport and more as a means to stay alive.

But I survived to return to a small mountain town named Barberton in the North Eastern part of the country.

Here I met Doc, a drunken German music teacher who spent the next few years filling my young mind with the wonders of nature as we roamed the high mountains. His was the best education I was ever to receive, despite the scholarship I won to a prestigious boy's school and thereafter to a university in England where I studied Journalism.

I came to Australia because I was banned from returning to my own country.

This was due to the fact that I had started a weekend school for Africans in the school hall of the prestigious boy's school I attended.

One day the school hall was raided by the police who then branded me a Communist as they considered educating Africans a subversive act.

While studying journalism, I met a wonderful Australian girl.

"Come to my country!" Benita invited.

I did, and soon after arriving in Australia, married her. Benita gave me three splendid sons, Brett, Adam and Damon. Brett, who married Ann has given me three lovely grandsons, Ben now 14, Jake is about to turn 12 and Marcus is almost 6 years old.

I have lived all my Australian life in Sydney (the nicest place on earth) and, until I started writing fiction, made my career in advertising working as a copywriter and creative director.

At the age of 55 I decided to take the plunge. I had been telling stories since the age of five and had always known I would be a writer some day, though life kept getting in the way until I realised that it was either now or never.

Bryce Courtenay died at his home in Canberra, Australia. He was 79.

Courtenay is survived by his second wife Christine Gee and his children Adam and Brett.

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