The Potato Factory

The Potato Factory

Book - 1996
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Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving and he's very good at it. 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 19th century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.
Publisher: Boston ; Toronto : Little Brown and Co. (Canada) Ltd., c1996.
ISBN: 9780316158558
Characteristics: 666 p.


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Sep 04, 2013

Bryce Courtenay likes to tell a long involved tale. My feeling is the first of his books you read is great. In my case Persimmon Tree. The next is good, Brother Fish. But by the third I was getting a little annoyed with his rambling style. He writes very descriptive prose, but for my taste, too much of it.

Jan 01, 2012

Great read! He's still my favourite author.

Feb 26, 2011

Historical novel...19th century
Did not read

Geraldine O'Riordan Dec 08, 2009

This contains lots of historical facts about the development of Sydney Australia. A great read if you will be travelling there.

It is the start of a family tail that continues in Tommo and Hawk. Great characters and plot! You get swept away in the story and want to know where life takes the characters.

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