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You read it here first! Mumsnet's Book Club pages are teeming with author webchats, reviews - and top freebies.
Does it ring any bells? I thought it was called 'The Power of Love' but I can't seem to find it.
The film was called "The power of one", not sure if the book was the same
I thought I was right, thanks. It's probably out of print
Penguin classics still does it I believe.
Found it!! By Bryce Courtney! I just had to add boxing to the search criteria!
Abe books abebooks.co.uk is a great umbrella site for book shops. Worth a look.
The Power of One is one of my all-time favourite books. It's available on Amazon. The sequel, Thandia, is also excellent although both are proper tear jerkers. Small point of fact - Peekay (main character) was English, not a Boere (Afrikaans speaking). That was why he was so relentlessly bullied.Whitethorn by the same author has similar themes (young boy growing up in brutal boarding school) but with a more uplifting ending.
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