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But it is not bereft of joy or of love. Like many loved writers before him, Bryce Courtenay did not begin his second career, for which he will be best remembered, until the age of fifty-five.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Overall, a great story. I loved it xx. What a lovely thing for a father to create for his son.

I’ve been donating blood for the past couple of years now, and will con After having an allergy misdiagnosed as Asthma when I was a child, I avoided doctors as much as I could.


Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Not much was known about AIDS back then and sufferers were frowned upon. If you liked this, try: At the age of five I was sent to a boarding say which might be better described as a combination orphanage and reform school, where I learned to box – though less as a sport and more as a means to stay alive.

Please please read this book, if you read nothing else of Bryce Courtney. For myself, I simply prefer more conciseness and deliberate focus when it comes to carving a path or a perspective through a story.

Want to Read saving…. If anyone in SD is interested in this, the Central library branch has a copy. What strenghth Damon had.

Why he’d want life to continue was even more bewildering. I have lived all my Australian life in Sydney the nicest place on earth and, until I started writing fiction, made courtennay career in advertising working folos a copywriter and creative director. Bryce Courtney is just was just a great writer. Notify me of new posts via email.

He attempted to write this book himself but did not have much success. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


Factor VIII is a naturally-occurring substance and can be extracted from the blood you donate when you visit the Red Cross; however, screening standards were not nearly so high when Ccourtenay was growing up and most Factor VIII can now be made synthetically in the laboratory. Damon copes with his illness in an optimistic, pragmatic way that I found inspirational.

Today haemaphilics receive blood screened so the risks are minimal. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

April Fool’s Day

Mar 27, Jenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had been telling stories since the age of five and had always known I would be a writer some day, though life kept getting in the way until I realised that it was either now or never. I loved the author, his family, dedicated girl-friend and the good people professional and friends who worked with such dedication to help the authors son. For anyone who has a chronically ill child or close relative, this books hits hard close to home.