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From practical advice on how to write a bestseller to general inspiration on how to realise your dreams, The Silver Moon celebrates Bryce Courtenay's lifelong passion for storytelling, language and the creative process, and brings us closer to the man behind the bestsellers.

Each of us has a place to return to in our minds, a place of clarity and peace, a place to think, to create, to dream. For Bryce Courtenay this place was a waterhole in Africa where he used to escape to as a boy, in search of solitude. One evening, while lingering there, he witnessed the tallest of the great beasts drinking from the waterhole in the moonlight, and was spellbound. Ever since, he drew inspiration from this moment.
In short stories and insights, many written in his final months, Bryce reflects on living and dying, and how through determination, respect for others and taking pleasure in small moments of joy, he lived life to the fullest.

From practical advice on how to write a bestseller to general inspiration on how to realise your dreams, The Silver Moon celebrates Bryce Courtenay's lifelong passion for storytelling, language and the creative process, and brings us closer to the man behind the bestsellers.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780670078264

    October 22, 2014

    Penguin

    144 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • EBook

    9781743485705

    October 22, 2014

    Penguin eBooks

    144 pages

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The Power Of One
The Family Frying Pan
Jessica
The Power of One: Young Readers' Ed
The Power of One: Popular Penguins
Jack Of Diamonds
The Potato Factory
The Night Country
Fortune Cookie
April Fool's Day: Popular Penguins
A Recipe for Dreaming
Sylvia
Fishing For Stars
Four Fires
Matthew Flinders' Cat
Smoky Joe's Cafe
Whitethorn
The Story Of Danny Dunn
Tommo & Hawk
Solomon's Song
April Fool's Day
Brother Fish
Tandia
The Power of One: Australian Children's Classics

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Rather His Own Man
The Prisoner
Finding My Virginity
The Boy Behind the Curtain
Bon: The Last Highway
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When Breath Becomes Air
The Motherhood
The Year Everything Changed
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia
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Lion: A Long Way Home
Mindhunter
Thrive
The First Casualty
Educated
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind
The Sun Does Shine
The Language of Kindness