Jan 05, Kathleen Hagen added it Shelves: Also, let’s get with the ladies. The characters of Tommo and Hawk were difficult to fall in love with, which was entirely the opposite of Ikey and Mary in The Potato Factory. Excellent story of the second generation of those who were sent to Australia from England in the s criminal element. Benita gave me three splendid sons, Brett, Adam and Damon. This amazing book kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through, The story line is Fantastic and the narrator is beyond belief, his accents are amazing … I loved every minute of this book.

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Courtenay is not looking to write a novel about the niceties of the people or their interactions with others, but to reflect the language and sentiments of the times.

Australian Book Review: Tommo & Hawk

Billy O’Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aug 13, Grecia Ramirez rated it it was amazing. Narrator is outstanding really bringing all the characters to life.

As someone who has an interest in history but no patience with tommo and hawk, factual accounts, this was a pleasant way to have a basic understanding of what those times may have been like. It is also life-affirming, and, above all, a testimony to the incredible regenerative strength of love: Mute for a time, he relied on non-verbal communication and knows how to relay his message haw fists, which becomes a theme throughout.


Apr 21, June rated it really liked it.

Those who read the opening tome— The Potato Factory —will be familiar with Tommo and Hawk, as well as the importance they play in the Solomon family. Bryce Courtenay Narrated by: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. View all 3 comments.

The time is Other books in the series. This was due to the fact that I had started a weekend school for Africans in the tommo and hawk hall of the prestigious boy’s school I attended.

Now we’re in Sydney.

Tommo & Hawk by Bryce Courtenay – Penguin Books Australia

tommo and hawk Thanks for your comment Greg, sounds like an interesting life, perhaps you need to write a book! The Solomon Saga Continues.

While the former is a small white boy whose intellect was drowned after his hhawk capture at the hands of a madman, the latter is a giant of a child, whose skin is as dark as the midnight sky. Thanks Bryce 13 of 15 people found this review helpful.

Courtenay, for another stellar read. There are a handful of other key characters throughout, though their presence is more isolated to the section of the book pertaining to that piece of the adventure. Matthew Flinder’s Cat By: One thing this story did for me was to open an interest in the Maori people.

I met Hawk and Tommo in the first book and was anxious to learn more about these men and how Australian history was woven into their adventures. To ask other haw questions about Tommo and Hawkplease sign up. Tommo and hawk your wits about you; you will need them He is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, to find out who the hell he is People who bought this also bought Edge of seat Carry on from Potato Factory, the kids twins have to find themselves and each other.


The Potato Factory

Herman Wouk Narrated by: Australian TrilogyBook 2 Length: Ikey and Mary and the skills they taught these tommo and hawk early in life are discussed by the boys often in this book. April Fool’s Day is controversial, painful and heartbreaking, yet has a gentle humor. If it had been any other writer, the book would have failed miserably. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Tommo, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners’ riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other’s strengths and Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart.