“The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay

I have read this book a number of times and have recommended it to so many people over the years. It was first published in 1989 by Australian author Bryce Courtenay, telling the story of a young English Boy growing up in South Africa during the 1930s and 1940s. Peekay goes through many adversities, meeting a number of unique characters along the way. I have read this book a couple of times as it’s messages throughout have always made me think. I find it’s one of those books where I want to meet the characters. They made a movie version of the book, but it’s not near as good as the book. Great read for teenagers too.

Buy this wonderful book at your local bookstore!



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2 Responses to “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay

  • I loved this book too. Turns out there is a sequel. Ask you librarian…she knows everything.

    Anyway, it vaulted me into becoming an expert at reading Bryce Courtenay books, few of which are under 800 pages! Really page turners from the first sentence. Historical novels set around World War Two in the South Pacific.

    • And the sequel is great too Linda. It is called “Tandia”. I too am a big fan of everything Bryce Courtenay!