❰Reading❯ ➷ The Potato Factory Author Bryce Courtenay – Uroturk.info

The Potato Factory Ikey Solomon Is Very Successful Indeed, In The Art Of Thieving 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 Th Century London To Van Diemens 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 As Each Woman Sets Out To Destroy The Other, The Families Are Brought To The Edge Of Disaster


About the Author: Bryce Courtenay

I was born illegitimately in 1933 in South Africa and spent my early childhood years in a small town deep in the heart of the Lebombo mountains.It was a somewhat isolated community and I grew up among farm folk and the African people At the age of five I was sent to a boarding school which might be better described as a combination orphanage and reform school, where I learned to box though less



10 thoughts on “The Potato Factory

  1. says:

    Bryce Courtenay takes readers on the start of an amazing journey, as he commences a massive trilogy dedicated to his adopted homeland of Australia Weaving through history while using his masterful ability to spin tales, Courtenay offers up his own perspective of how the Land Down Under developed while still under the auspices of the British, populated by their social and criminal


  2. says:

    Holy hell This is one damn good book Bryce Courtenay still amazes me in his level of research comparable to only authors such as Diana Gabaldon and Jack Whyte It deals with the populating of the British colonies in Australia, Tasmaina, and New Zealand While the accuracy of detail is impeccable, his skill as a storyteller is what keeps me hooked on ordering his books from Australia Good Go


  3. says:

    I read this as a download from Audible.com Humphrey Bower is an exceptional narrator effortlessly giving each character their own distinct voice I was enthralled with Courtenay s writing and Bower s narration I don t know if I d give it five stars as a print book or not, but I recommend it as an audible book to anyone.


  4. says:

    donated to CCU 30 10 2014review finally.Ikey Solomon and his partner in crime, Mary Abacus, 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 builds The Potato Factory a brewery, where she plans a new future But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey s wife, Hannah, her old enemy As each woman sets o


  5. says:

    The Potato Factory by Bryce Courtnay.This excellent novel sat on my bookshelf for some months before I finally got around to reading it I am not sure why, perhaps it was the title that did not strike the right cords I even picked it up a couple of times, but dismissed it What an oversight that was The Potato Factory is a journey back in time to Dickensian London and all the filth and squalor that inspired Charles D


  6. says:

    I m a bit undecided with The Potato Factory by Bryce Courtenay Yes, there s no doubt that Bryce Courtenay is a great writer He has the ability to make you believe that you are experiencing the same things with the characters whether its in the streets of 19th century London or the colonial outpost that was Van Damien Island and even projecting sympathy towards the lowest scums of English society Also, the way he sets up the


  7. says:

    This is Historical Fiction and I ve had this in my audio library for quite some time I ll first say that the narration was wonderfully done When that happens, it adds to the enjoyment.I liked this I liked that it fully covered the same characters for decades I felt like I really got to know them Even when they weren t particularly likable, I felt I understood them and their actions I liked the way the the author took opportunities t


  8. says:

    First I loved this book After starting it on vacation it was the only book at the rental home on the beach where we were I had to find the others in this series The storyline was so fascinating to me as a look into the lives of the poor and downtrodden prisoners sent from Britain to Australia Because of the people involved the language is very course and I wouldn t recommend it to people who are offended by such I don t believe it is filthy


  9. says:

    Loved this book This is now the 3rd book I have read by the author and I plan to read The first I had read was The Power of One which is a truly marvelous book, after that I read The Persimmon Tree which was a slow and plodding disappointment to me And so I came to this book on my Kindle and had no idea what to expect What I got was a book that held my rapt attention, a book that was a super fast and interesting read, a book that includes two charac


  10. says:

    Big, brash and epic, The Potato Factory takes us back to early 19th century London and to the early years of England s penal settlement in Tasmania, Van Diemen s Land This is the London of Charles Dickens, gritty with poverty, violence, brutality and crime, much of which we come to see, gets exported to Australia The Potato Factory is Courtenays fictionalized history of Ikey Solomon, his wife Anna and his erstwhile mistress and business partner,


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