Whirlwind by James Clavell
Author: James Clavell
ISBN 10: 0-340-40684-4
ISBN 13: 0-340-40684-4
Publisher: Coronet Books HODDER STOUGHTON LTD
Genre/Subject: Historical novel
Place of publication: London
Year Published: 1987
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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Title: Australian Ballads and Other Poems
Author: Selected and Edited by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1856-1947)
Dewey Number: A821.108
Publisher: Walter Scott
Genre/Subject: Ballads, English, Australian poetry
Place of publication: London
Year Published: 1890
Edition: 4th ed
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
When I am Dead. Wattle Blossoms and Wild Flowers 263
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
Lines in a Lady's Album 26
J. F. Daniell.
The Jubilee of Melbourne. Rhymes for the Times 38
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
Christinas Guests. Adelaide Paper 55
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
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
Vide Introduction .....
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
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.
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
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
Australia. Adelaide Papers 158
The Blue Lake Mt. Gambier. Adelaide Papers 161
Sir Henry Parkes
Solitude. The Beauteous Terrorist 164
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
The Birth of Australia. Tasmanian Paper 171
The Proclamation Tree. Adelaide Paper 172
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
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
To a Water Wagtail Australian Paper 242
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
A Study of Henry Kendall as a Bush Poet 277