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Nicholas Duncan is a semi-retired shipping magnate who resides in idyllic Beautiful Bay in Indonesia, where he is known as the old patriarch of the islands. He is grieving the loss of his beautiful Eurasian wife, Anna, and is suffering for the first time from disturbing flashbacks to WWII, the scene of their first meeting and early love. His other wartime lover is the striking Marg Hamilton, a powerful and influential political player in Australia who has remained close to Nick.
Marg suspects Nick is suffering the onset of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and organises for a specialist to meet with him in Sydney. But when they meet, Tony Freedman stirs long-buried emotions in Nick and the two men don't hit it off. Nick leaves in an explosion of anger and finds himself in hospital after being hit by a car. Tony visits and encourages Nick to write as a form of therapy - to write about Anna.
So he sets about writing about the woman who has inspired him since his late teens, and in doing so draws us into the compelling tale of the life he has lived post war-hero days building a shipping empire, navigating international corruption, supporting his wife's third-world education crusade and loving the women who inspire him.
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599 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. This Is About Two Passionate Unforgettable Different Women.One Is Exotic, Damaged, And Shrewd; The Other Beautiful, Determined And Zealous. Both Are Bitter Rivals For The Love Of The Same ManAbout the Author:
Bryce Courtenay is the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Solomon's Song, Jessica, A Recipe for Dreaming, The Family Frying Pan, The Night Country, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Matthew Flinders' Cat, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree, Fishing for Stars, The Story of Danny Dunn, Fortune Cookie and Jack of Diamonds.
Bryce Courtenay AM passed away in November 2012, aged seventy-nine, at his home in Canberra.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001274653
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Book Description Michael Joseph, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Minor Shelfwear. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0014131428
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Book Description Viking, Camberwell, Victoria, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1.0 kg; (6), 602 pages, in original hardcover binding with colour illustrated dustjacket. Slight rubbing of the bottom of the spine section of the binding, and slight cantering of the front board over the rear. A novel of choices, wealth versus environment set in the Pacific Islands, Japan and Indonesia, and Australia during the latter half of the 20th century. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780670072743. Inventory No: 0232397. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Seller Inventory # 0232397
Book Description Viking, Australia, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 601 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. Edges of boards have moderate wear. Edges of dust jacket have moderate bumping. Dust jacket is unclipped. Pages are lightly tanned. Fishing for Stars has, at its heart, two passionate, unforgettable - but very different - women. One is exotic, damaged, and shrewd; the other beautiful, determined and zealous. Both are bitter rivals for the love of the same man. My story is set in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Japan and Indonesia during the latter half of the twentieth century. Nick Duncan is an ingenuous male with a great deal more female on his hands than he can possibly hope to understand. The contest he is called upon to referee is the clash between the two great loves of his life- the seductive Anna Til, and the older, equally fascinating Marg Hamilton. Nick struggles between their worlds- one exploiting the world's riches for profit, the other fighting to save the environment and its creatures, large and small. I hope you like Fishing for Stars - it is a story of ambition, destruction, love, tears and laughter, with a soupcan of hope thrown in. Quantity Available: 2. Category: Fiction; Australian; ISBN/EAN: 9780670072743. Inventory No: 19020318. The photo of this book is of the actual book for sale. Seller Inventory # 19020318
Book Description Penquin, Camberwell, 2008. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 599 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. This Is About Two Passionate Unforgettable Different Women.One Is Exotic, Damaged, And Shrewd; The Other Beautiful, Determined And Zealous. Both Are Bitter Rivals For The Love Of The Same Man. Seller Inventory # 100624
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Book Description Penguin Books, Limited, 2009. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP35041595