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The Potato Factory

By Bryce Courtenay

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Format: Paperback, 832 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 05 June 2006
Ikey Solomon's favourite saying is also his way of doing business. And in the business of thieving, he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth-century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land. In the backstreets and dives of Hobart Town, Mary learns the art of brewing and builds the Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah, her old enemy. The two women raise their separate families, one legitimate and the other bastard. As each woman sets out to destroy the other, the families are brought to the edge of disaster. 'Courtenay offers an ersatz Dickens novel, a sort of Australian Oliver! but without the music.' Sunday Age 'The tale is vivid and instructive ...The Potato Factory is pure yarn-spinning, rattling along at heart-thumping pace. Barely a page goes by without incident. And for those who like their plots dense and melodramatic, Courtenay's in a class of his own.' Time brycecourtenay.com facebook.com/BryceCourtenay

About 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.

EAN: 9780143004561
ISBN: 0143004565
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions: 20.9 x 13.4 x 5.5 centimetres (0.82 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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I havent finished this book but I have read about 100 pages and so far it is exceptionally good. I love how she isnt Ikeys wife and this is mostly because Ikeys wife (hannh) is a spiteful woman whom is out for his fortune... the only problem is each person has hlf of the account numbers so they cant get money without the other.
A great book that will make you cry and it will waRM YOUR HEART

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