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The Silver Moon

Reflections on life, death and writing
Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

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.

The Silver Moon gathers together some of the most personal and sustaining life-lessons from Australia's favourite storyteller. 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.

©2014 Bryce Courtenay (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • 09-05-16

Wish it was longer!

I'm such a huge fan of Bruce Courtney so any extra words written by him is always a plus. So many snippets and little insights from his life. Another great read

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