'A superb storyteller ... it is impossible not to be impressed by Courtenay's talents' - The Times JESSICA is based on the real life of a remarkable young Australian woman who defied the conventions of her time. She had a stubborn streak and the courage to act out her convictions ... in spite of the consequences. This compelling, sweeping story is her personal fight for justice against enormous odds, and a testimony to the power of the human spirit to triumph over adversity.
Courtenay at his best
Having enjoyed The Power of One and the sequel Tandia, I did not think they could be equalled. Jessica, although totally different was a most compelling story-unputdownable. A fine tale of triumph over disaster and conflict as well as a good insight into Australia during the first World war.