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  • Paperback: 638 pages
  • Publisher: House of Stratus; New edition edition (1 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842321609
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842321607
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 517,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A splendidly exciting story -- Sunday Times

About the Author

Nicholas Monsarrat was born in Liverpool and educated at Cambridge University, where he studied law. His career as a solicitor encountered a swift end when he decided to leave Liverpool for London, with a half-finished manuscript under his arm and £40 in his pocket. His first book to attract attention was the largely autobiographical 'This is the Schoolroom'. During World War II he joined the Royal Navy and served in corvettes. His war experience provided the framework for the novel 'HMS Marlborough will enter Harbour', one of his best known books. 'The Cruel Sea' was made into a classic film starring Jack Hawkins. Established as a top name writer, Monsarrat's career concluded with 'The Master Mariner'. Well known for his concise story telling and tense narrative, he became one of the most successful novelists of the twentieth century, whose rich and varied collection bears the hallmarks of a truly gifted writer. A professional who gives us our money's worth. The entertainment value is high' - Daily Telegraph

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "herr_scott2" on 14 July 2002
Format: Paperback
I read this book about 5 years ago but it's still sits quite well implanted in my memory. The author is at his best when he starts to dig into the motivations of each of the characters and he is evidently no fan of the media. The book is quite tragic in and the outcome seems pre-ordained from the beginning but it makes for a fascinating and gripping read to see how the wheels fall off.
Perhaps most striking of all when you finish the book is to look at the year it was written and then examine the history of some of the former colonies which received their independence in the past fifty years.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ken on 11 Sept. 2011
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I chose this title for our book club here in Ontinyent,Valencia, Spain, as I remember Nocholas Monserratt as a great storyteller from my youth. So far It has proved popular with those eho havwe read it.
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Great Read! 14 Sept. 1998
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This book was way ahead of its time. Long before Allende was being brought down, right when Diem was being raised up, Monsarrat was writing about how nations get destabilized. It doesn't take much: a couple of well-timed rumors, a few outrages, and before you know it, you've got a nation going down the tubes. At some point you begin to realize that the destablization and violence have taken on a life of their own, and that the only sensible option is to get out until they've run their course.
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The Tribe Who Lost Its Head 3 Mar. 2012
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One of the best books about the end of the colonial era, the law of unintended consequences and the media duplicity. The style is crisp, the humor is dry and the political corectness is out the window. Not the kind of book which would easily find a publisher in this day and age.
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The tribe that lst is head 13 Feb. 2013
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I read this book years ago in the late 50s when I was at school. It was considered to be a dirty book then. Now i found it to be an interesting commentary on our colonial days which i remember fondly.
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