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Whitethorn

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The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself at an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler’s Germany. Tom’s English name proves sufficient for him to be ostracised, marking him as an outsider. And so begin some of life’s tougher lessons for the small, lonely boy. Like the whitethorn, one of Africa’s most enduring plants, Tom learns how to survive in the harsh climate of racial hatred. Then a terrible event sends him on a journey to ensure that justice is done. On the way, his most unexpected discovery is love.

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Bryce Courtenay, bestselling Australian author, wrote his first book, The Power of One, at the age of fifty-five. This became the largest-selling book by a living Australian author within Australia, with over half a million copies sold locally. Having lived in Sydney for forty years, Bryce is a patriotic Australian, who is passionate about Australia becoming a truly great nation in the 21st century. Committed to the cause of literacy and the importance of motivating young people to read, he is actively involved with literacy programs in primary schools Australia-wide.

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Humphrey Bower creates an engrossing soundscape in this story of a 6-year-old boy's pain and triumph in South Africa in 1939. The boy, Tom Fitzsaxby, is an outcast with an English name at a Boer orphanage; his only friend, a black employee. When terrible events occur, Tom decides to fight for what is right. This is a tough book made manageable for listeners by the complex portrayal of characters and by a happy ending. Humphrey Bower paces the tension just right and relieves us with quick-step happiness when it appears. Throughout, he offers revealing, sometimes heartbreaking, portraits of little boys, Boer overseers, and black villagers in an exemplary performance. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Book Description Penguin Aus., 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. From Bryce Courtenay comes a novel of Africa. The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. Tom's English name proves sufficient for him to be ostracised, marking him as an outsider. And so begin some of life's tougher lessons for the small, lonely boy. Like the whitethorn, one of Africa's most enduring plants, Tom learns how to survive in the harsh climate of racial hatred. Then a terrible event sends him on a journey to ensure that justice is done. On the way, his most unexpected discovery is love. 'Courtenay is an undeniably talented storyteller . [He] knows what his readers want and how to deliver.' Courier-Mail 'Tom Fitzsaxby could stand proudly alongside Tom Brown or Tom Sawyer any day.' Sydney Morning Herald [Url removed]. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-40023718

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