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The Power of One
by Bryce Courtenay

Published: 1989
Hardcover : 0 pages
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The Power of One is a novel by Australian author Bryce Courtenay, first published in 1989. Set in South Africa during the 1930s and 1940s, it tells the story of an English boy who, through the course of the story, acquires the nickname of ...
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The Power of One is a novel by Australian author Bryce Courtenay, first published in 1989. Set in South Africa during the 1930s and 1940s, it tells the story of an English boy who, through the course of the story, acquires the nickname of Peekay.

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by Ingestocklin (see profile) 02/25/14
I wished I had read the history in the back of the book before starting to read the book.

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  "The Power of One"by 1megliz2 (see profile) 05/15/16

An inspiring tale of Peekay, a five year old orphan of sorts, at the beginning of the book, living in South Africa. His inspiring story of living as a Brit among Afrikans and native peoples. I learned... (read more)

 
  "The Power of One"by KrissyW12120 (see profile) 03/16/16

There have only been a few books in my life in which I was completely drawn in. I literally did not want to put this book down. Courtenay's storytelling is phenomenal and once reading his stories, you... (read more)

 
  "The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay"by Ingestocklin (see profile) 02/25/14

Great book for discussion.

 
  "The Power of One"by DebbyH (see profile) 02/11/14

One of my all-time favorite books !!

 
  "The Power of One"by Annasnana (see profile) 09/18/13

A beautiful co ing of age story! One of my favorite books of all time! This author takes us through the life of a young boy, in South Africa before and during WW2. It covers the topic of racism, war,... (read more)

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