The Potato Factoryby Bryce Courtenay, Humphrey Bower (Read by)
Ikey Solomon is very successful indeed, in the art of thieving. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from 19th century London to Van Diemens Land. In the backstreets and dives of Hobart Town, Mary learns the art of brewing and builds The Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah, her old enemy. The two women raise their separate families. As each woman sets out to destroy the other, the families are brought to the edge of disaster.
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The storyline is so disturbing at times that you want to put it down, but you can't. In the end, you will be so glad that you stuck with the characters and came to know their entire stories. Bryce Courtenay is a thorough writer who does not skimp on details. The Potato Factory takes its reader through a time in history that is not always at the forefront of basic history lessons. In doing so, it makes you feel blessed for the lives we are able to lead today.
English/Austratian novel based on evicted criminals from Great Britian during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century for petty to severe crimes. Ikey Solomon, the prince of thieves, teaches a lesson in business and organized crime. This book relates to history, business, geography, and common street smarts.