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From Australia's bestselling author.
Bryce Courtenay, bestselling Australian author, wrote his first
book, The Power of One, at the age of fifty-five. This became the
largest-selling book by a living Australian author within
Australia, with over half a million copies sold locally. Having
lived in Sydney for forty years, Bryce is a patriotic Australian,
who is passionate about Australia becoming a truly great nation in
the 21st century. Committed to the cause of literacy and the
importance of motivating young people to read, he is actively
involved with literacy programs in primary schools
Bryce lives in the Southern Highlands, New South Wales. Melissa Eccleston has appeared in various theatre productions in Australia and Ireland. Television appearances include SeaChange, Blue Heelers and The Bill. Her film credits include Dead Letter Office and several short films in Melbourne and Dublin and voiceovers for television and radio. Melissa is a writer, singer and Celtic storyteller. Humphrey Bower is a gifted and versatile actor. Since obtaining a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature at Oxford University, he has worked extensively in theatre, television and audiobook narration. Humphrey won the prestigious Audie Award (US) for his performance of The Family Frying Pan by Bryce Courtenay, and was shortlisted for an Audie Award for his performances of Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan and Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay. Humphrey's sensitive and intelligent readings are highly regarded and he is well-known for his capacity to perform a variety of accents.