The Story of Danny Dunn
by Bryce Courtenay
Viking, Penguin, 2009, ISBN 9780670073344, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, stickers to front endpaper and dustjacket, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)
“In the aftermath of the Great Depression few opportunities exist for working-class boys, but at just eighteen Danny Dunn has a good deal going for him: brains, looks, sporting ability – and an easy charm. His parents run The Hero, a favourite neighbourhood pub, and Danny is a local hero.
Luck changes for Danny when he signs up to go to war. He returns home a physically broken man, to a life that will be changed for ever. Together with Helen, a woman of strength, character and intelligence who becomes his wife, he sets about rebuilding his life. It is a life tormented by personal demons, and shaped by compassion, corruption, love and power – and the gift of twin daughters, Sam and Gabby.”