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An epic tale of enduring love and lifelong friendship set in the Pacific in the aftermath of WWII.

Fishing for Stars has, at its heart, two passionate, unforgettable – but very different – women. One is exotic, damaged, and shrewd; the other beautiful, determined and zealous. Both are bitter rivals for the love of the same man.

My story is set in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Japan and Indonesia during the latter half of the twentieth century. Nick Duncan is an ingenuous male with a great deal more female on his hands than he can possibly hope to understand.

The contest he is called upon to referee is the clash between the two great loves of his life: the seductive Anna Til, and the older, equally fascinating Marg Hamilton. Nick struggles between their worlds: one exploiting the world's riches for profit, the other fighting to save the environment and its creatures, large and small.

I hope you like Fishing for Stars – it is a story of ambition, destruction, love, tears and laughter, with a soupçon of hope thrown in.

Bryce Courtenay

'Just the right level of intellectual and emotional stimulation for a relaxing holiday read.' Sunday Age
'Fishing for Stars has, at its heart, two passionate, unforgettable – but very different – women. One is exotic, damaged and shrewd, the other beautiful, determined and zealous.' Sunday Telegraph

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  • Hardback

    9780670072743

    November 11, 2008

    Viking

    602 pages

    RRP $49.95

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  • EBook

    9781742281926

    August 3, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

    608 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780143011347

    January 4, 2010

    Penguin

    612 pages

    RRP $24.95

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