Bryce Courtenay 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 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 and Fortune Cookie. The Power of One is also available in an edition for younger readers, and Jessica has been made into an award-winning television miniseries. Bryce Courtenay lives in Canberra. Visit Bryce on Facebook: facebook.com/BryceCourtenay

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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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