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- DescriptionFull of mounting suspense and masterly characterisation, Bates's popular wartime vel tells the story of three very different men who, after their aircraft crashes, are forced to trek across the Burmese wilderness to safety. It is reissued by Methuen along with The Jacaranda Tree and The Purple Plain and to coincide with the re-publication in one volume of Bates' acclaimed autobiographies - The Vanished World , The Blossoming World and World in Ripeness .
- Author BiographyH.E. Bates was born in 1905 at Rushden in Northamptonshire and was educated at Kettering Grammar School. He worked as a journalist and clerk on a local newspaper before publishing his first book after which he quickly acquired a reputation for his stories about English country life. During the World War II, he was a squadron leader in the R.A.F. and was commissioned to write stories about service life, which he published under the pseudonym of 'Flying Officer X'. In 1958 the Larkin family appeared for the first time in The Darling Buds of May, the first of the enduringly popular Larkin family novels. Bates was awarded the C.B.E. in 1973 and died in 1974.
- Author(s)H. E. Bates
- PublisherMethuen Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication18/05/2006
- SubjectWar Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMethuen Publishing Ltd
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementNew edition
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