King Rat

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For the first time, a completely uncut edition of the classic Japanese POW story, also issued as an audiobook this month by Hodder Headline Audio.


James Clavell, the son of a Royal Navy family, was educated in Portsmouth before, as a young artillery officer, he was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore. It was on this experience that his bestselling novel KING RAT was based. He maintained this oriental interest in his other great works: TAI-PAN, SHOGUN, NOBLE HOUSE and GAI JIN. He later became a successful film maker producing among others. He died in 1994.


A splendidly exciting and original story -- Sunday Telegraph Terrifyingly exciting suspense -- Ian Fleming KING RAT is the best novel in English to have come out of Japanese prisoner of war camps ... James Clavell is a teller of stories. They are complicated and exciting, and you are desperate to know what will happen to his characters because they are like the people you know from your own life and experience, set in strange and sometimes terrible circumstances -- John Simpson
EAN: 9780340750681
ISBN: 0340750685
Untertitel: 'flame'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Hodder And Stoughton Ltd.
Seitenanzahl: 408 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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