Viking, 2005, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
glossary, acknowledgements and list of sources. Brown coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the backstrip corners and to the book corners. Light age toning of the text block edges and to the internal pages, commensurate with paper used within book's production. Photographic dustwrapper, showing an African thorn tree over which a young man's face has been superimposed, with gilt and white titles to the front panel and to the backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the rear dustwrapper panel. This is a first Australian edition with a complete publication number line on the verso of the title page. A return to Africa for Bryce Courtenay. This time it is in the very perilous times of 1939 and where South Africa supports the Allied cause but the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. A young English boy is sent to an orphanage in the heart of Afrikaner territory and thereby setting off survival techniques much like the African thorn tree, one of Africa's most enduring plants. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 690 pages, last nine pages blank,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Adventure ; Africa; ISBN: 067002922X. ISBN/EAN: 9780670029228. Inventory No: 0106907.