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The Potato Factory

by Bryce Courtenay

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PUBLISHED: 5th June 2006
ISBN: 9780143004561
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Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving. His partner in crime is his mistress, Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land. Mary builds The Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah.
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  • Paperback
    $22.81
PUBLISHED: 5th June 2006
ISBN: 9780143004561
ANNOTATION:
Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving. His partner in crime is his mistress, Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land. Mary builds The Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah.

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Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving. His partner in crime is his mistress, Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land. Mary builds The Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah.

Publisher Description

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

Author Biography

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.

Product Details

Author
Bryce Courtenay
ISBN-10
0143004565
ISBN-13
9780143004561
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Edition
1st
Short Title
POTATO FACTORY
Residence
Sydney, AT
Pages
832
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Audience
General/Trade
Year
2007
Publication Date
2007-09-27
AU Release Date
2007-09-27
NZ Release Date
2007-09-27
UK Release Date
2007-09-27