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Mrs Moses is a small woman with a big heart and enormous courage.
The only survivor of a Cossack raid on her village, she takes with her a big cast-iron frying pan, so heavy that she can only sling it over her back. Yet this is no ordinary frying pan – it's the Family Frying Pan, blessed with a Russian soul.

From this frying pan Mrs Moses manages to feed the various refugees who are travelling with her across Russia to freedom. In return, each of the group must tell a story around the campfire at night – stories of compassion and bravery, of human frailty and, above all, of hope.
The Family Frying Pan is Bryce Courtenay at his storytelling best.

'It comes from inside Courtenay's soul, which is the soul of a storyteller and a pilgrim … Get out the tissues.' Sydney Morning Herald

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  • Paperback

    9780143004592

    June 5, 2006

    Penguin

    376 pages

    RRP $24.95

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  • EBook

    9781742280615

    June 5, 2006

    Penguin eBooks

    372 pages

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Australian Trilogy bind-up
Jack Of Diamonds
April Fool's Day: Popular Penguins
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The Power of One: Popular Penguins
The Story Of Danny Dunn
Fishing For Stars
The Persimmon Tree
Sylvia
A Recipe for Dreaming
April Fool's Day
Four Fires
Jessica
Matthew Flinders' Cat
Smoky Joe's Cafe
Tommo & Hawk
The Power Of One
Potato Factory
Tommo And Hawk
Whitethorn
Brother Fish
Solomon's Song

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The Golden House
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Bear and The Nightingale
Spin the Bottle
Ready Player One
Breath
On Chesil Beach
Animal Farm
The Light Between Oceans
Sanctuary
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles