Whirlwind by James Clavell

Whirlwind by James Clavell

Whirlwind by James Clavell

Title: Whirlwind

Author: James Clavell

ISBN 10: 0-340-40684-4

ISBN 13: 0-340-40684-4

Language: English

Publisher: Coronet Books HODDER STOUGHTON LTD

Genre/Subject: Historical novel

Place of publication: London

Year Published: 1987

Edition: first

Binding: Pocket

Number of Pages: 1343

Dimensions (mm): 180 x 110 x 40 mm (4.4 x 7 x 2.2 inches)

Shipping Weight (g):600 gram (1.2 pounds)


Presents the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots. They are ordered to flee to safety with their helicopters.
Andrew Gavallan, based in Scotland, runs a helicopter company operating in Iran during the Shah's reign. When Khomeini comes to power, Gavallan must get his pilots and their families, and his valuable helicopters, out of the riot-torn country. Complicating matters is his power struggle with his company's secret owner, the Noble House of Hong Kong. The pilots' escape efforts form the basic story but as usual in a Clavell novel the action sweeps across many lives: lovers, spies, fanatics, revolutionaries, friends and betrayers. British, Finnish, American, and Iranian, all are caught up in a deadly religious and political upheaval. Clavell effectively portrays the chilling and bewildering encounters when Westernized lifestyle clashes with harsh ancient traditions. This novel, the fifth in what he calls his Asian Series (Noble H o use, King Rat, Tai Pan, Shogun) is certain to be in much demand. A.M.B. Amantia, Population Crisis Committee Lib., Washington D.C.

So abundant in sub-plots, characters, intrigue and atmosphere that its 1,000-plus pages seem barely adequate. Some of the most enjoyable reading around. Daily Mail 'Clavell seems to creep inside the very soul of the land and the people ... A damn good read' Boston Herald WHIRLWIND is strongly structured, skilfully plotted, rich in detail and very entertaining. Clavell brings the grimness and grandeur of an ancient land to life San Francisco Chronicle James Clavell does more than entertain. He transports us into worlds we've not known, stimulating, educating, questioning ... a wonder of detail Washington Post The author handles the plot with all the confident authority of a ring-master, keeping a half-dozen themes and a formidable cast of characters moving along at a cracking pace. By the end I was breathless and lost in admiration at the sheer professionalism of it all Sunday Telegraph

About the Author:

James Clavell (1924-1994) born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell was a British novelist, screenwriter, director and World War II veteran and POW. Clavell is best known for his epic Asian Saga series of novels and their televised adaptations, along with such films as The Great Escape, The Fly and To Sir, with Love.

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Australian Ballads and other Poems Selected and Edited by B. W. Douglas, B. W. Sladen, B.A. Oxon.; B.A., LL.B., Melbourne

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Australian Ballads and other Poems Selected and Edited by B. W. Douglas, B. W. Sladen, B.A. Oxon.; B.A., LL.B., Melbourne


Title: Australian Ballads and Other Poems

Author: Selected and Edited by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1856-1947)


Dewey Number: A821.108

Language: English

Publisher: Walter Scott

Genre/Subject: Ballads, English, Australian poetry

Place of publication: London

Year Published: 1890

Edition: 4th ed

Binding: Hardcover

Number of Pages: Xxxiv + 301 pages

Dimensions (mm): 140 x 110 x 18 mm

Shipping Weight (g): 300 g


Australian Ballads and poetry


To the English of Three Continents v

     Douglas B. W. Sladen in Australian Lyrics


     A Voice from the Bush. Temple Bar 1


     Fairyland. The Australasian 5

     A Spring Afternoon, New Zealand. The Australasian 6

     From the Clyde to Braidwood. The Balance of Pain 8

     The Explorer's Message. The Balance of Pain 13

Alex. W. Bathgate.

     Our Heritage. N.Z. Papers 20

     The Moko-Moko (Bell Bird). N.Z. Papers 22

H. H. Blackham.

     Forsaken Homes and Graves 19

John Bright.

     When I am Dead. Wattle Blossoms and Wild Flowers 263

Jennings Carmichael

     Tomboy Madge. Weekly Times, Melbourne 24

Alfred T. Chandler.

     Bess. A Bush Idyll 28

     Catching the Coach. A Bush Idyll 31

     A Bush Idyll. A Bush Idyll 34

Marcus Clarke.

     Lines in a Lady's Album 26

J. F. Daniell.

     The Jubilee of Melbourne. Rhymes for the Times 38

Alfred Domett.

     The Prelude. Ranolf and Amohia 40

     The Legend of Tawhaki. Ranolf and Amohia 42

     The Haunted Mountain. Ranolf and, Amohia 48

     The Pink Terraces. Ranolf and Amohia 50

Lindsay Duncan.

     Christinas Guests. Adelaide Paper 55

William Forster.

     Then are there Gods indeed? etc. Midas 58

Frances Tyrrell Gill.

     The Wind in the She-oak. The Australasian 62

     Beneath the Wattle Boughs. The Australasian 64

     Love's Loyalty. The Australasian 65

Keighley Goodchild

     While the Billy Boils. Who are you 67

Adam Lindsey Gordon.

     The Sick Stock- Rider. Volume published by Massina Co. 69

     The Exile's Farewell. Temple Bar 73

Henry Halloran.

     Vide Introduction .....

Charles Harpur.

     The Cloud. Volume published by Geo. Robertson Co 75

     The Creek of the Four Graves. Volume published by Geo. Robertson, Co. 78

     A Storm on the Mountains. Volume published by Geo. Robertson Co. 86

     The Aboriginal Mother's Lament. Volume published by Geo. Robertson Co. 91

E. S. Hay.

     Ideal Beauty. N.Z. Papers 93

Thomas Heney.

     The Hut on the Flat. Fortunate Days 94

Fhilip J. Holdsworth.

     My Queen of Dreams. Station-Hunting on the Warrego 104

     Station-Hunting on the Warrego. Station-Hunting on the Warrego 105

R. H. Horne.

     Vide Introduction.

John Howell

     Selections from the Cantata. Rose-leaves from an Australian Garden 120

John Liddell Kelly.

     The Arrival at Tahiti. Tahiti, the Land of Love and Beauty 121

Henry Kendall.

     Vide Introduction

Frances Sesca Lewin.

     The Story of Abel Tasman. Songs of the South 122

George Gordon McCrae.

     Balladeadro. Balladeadro 125

Arthur Patchett Martin.

     The Cynic of the Woods. Fernshaive 143

    A Romauce in the Eough. Femshawe 145

     A Bush Study, a la Watteau. Femshawe 147

     The Storm. Fernshaive 150

     My Cousin from Pall Mall. Fernshaive 151

E. G. Millard.

     The Black Warrigal Horse. Sydney Mail 155

Agnes Neale.

     Australia. Adelaide Papers 158

     The Blue Lake  Mt. Gambier. Adelaide Papers 161

Sir Henry Parkes

     Solitude. The Beauteous Terrorist 164

Robert Richardson.

     On the River. Sydney Echo 165

J. Steele Robertson

     Musk Gully, Dromona. Melbourne University Review 168

J. Howell Ross.

     In Memoriam : Henry Kendall. Melbourne University Review 169

Percy Russell.

     The Birth of Australia. Tasmanian Paper 171

J. Sadler.

     The Proclamation Tree. Adelaide Paper 172

William Sharp

     Bell Birds. Earth's Voices 174

     The Stock Driver's Ride. Earth's Voices 175

     In the Ranges. Earth's Voices 178

     Australian Transcripts. Earth's Voices 179

Charles Allan Sherard

     Solaced. The Australasian 184

     Lost in the Mallee. The Australasian 186

     Satan's Ganymede. The Australasian 190

Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladex.

     The Squire's Brother. Frithjof and Ingebjorg. and Australian Lyrics 194

     Out West in Queensland. Australian Lyrics 204

    To Australia. Australian Lyrics (2nd Ed.).205

     Mrs Watson, a Queensland Heroine. Australian Lyrics 210

     A Christmas Letter. A Poetry of Exiles (2nd Edition) 213

A. C. Smith

     The Bushman. Australian Paper 216

Walter Smith.

     The Drought. The Death of Oswald 216

J. Brunton Stephens

     The Midnight Axe. The Queenslander 218

     The Black Gin. Convict Once and other Poems 231

     My other Chinee Cook. Convict Once and other Poems 235

     Drought and Doctrine Convicl Once and other Poems 238

James Thomas

     To a Water Wagtail Australian Paper 242

Garnet Walch

     The Little Tin Plate The Little Tin Plate 245

     Wool is up The Little Tin Plate 252

    Wool is down The Little Tin Plate 254

William Charles Wentworth

     Australasia Briston’s Poets and Prose Writers of N.S.W. 256

Thomas L. Work

     To Caxton. Printer’s Keepsake 261

Notes 255

A Study of Henry Kendall as a Bush Poet 277