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y The Umbrella Club single work   novel   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'During World War 1 a friendship is forged on the battlefields of France between Axel and Edward, two young Englishmen. There, inspired by barrage balloons, they develop a mutual fascination that will change the course of their lives.

After the war, as Axel's passion for flight and freedom consume him, he sets off to balloon across the highlands of New Albion, a largely unexplored island north of Australia. When he fails to return, Edward travels to the island to solve the mystery of his friend's disappearance and retrace his final journey. What he finds there will haunt him for the rest of his life.

The Umbrella Club is a darkly compelling adventure into the depths of the human soul and to the frontiers of colonial exploration. In the aftermath of war, when there is nothing left to fear, sometimes the only possibility for recovery is flight.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Works about this Work

Untitled Robyn Rowland , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 122 2010; (p. 24-27)

— Review of The Lake Woman : A Romance Alan Gould 2009 single work novel ; The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Poetic Vehicle Carries Heavy Moral Freight Jose Borghino , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 October 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Ballooning over New Albion Stephen Muecke , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 315 2009; (p. 50)

— Review of The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Book for a Rainy Day Michael Cleggett , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Blue Mountains Gazette , 21 October 2009; (p. 9)

— Review of The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Boy's Own Journey to the Heart of Darkness A. P. Riemer , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 October 2009; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
The Flight Club Diane Stubbings , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 October 2009; (p. 13)
Untitled Clive Tilsley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 November 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Sons of the Rumour David Foster 2009 single work novel ; The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Poetic Vehicle Carries Heavy Moral Freight Jose Borghino , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 October 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Ballooning over New Albion Stephen Muecke , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 315 2009; (p. 50)

— Review of The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Book for a Rainy Day Michael Cleggett , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Blue Mountains Gazette , 21 October 2009; (p. 9)

— Review of The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Boy's Own Journey to the Heart of Darkness A. P. Riemer , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 October 2009; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Untitled Clive Tilsley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 November 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Sons of the Rumour David Foster 2009 single work novel ; The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Untitled Robyn Rowland , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 122 2010; (p. 24-27)

— Review of The Lake Woman : A Romance Alan Gould 2009 single work novel ; The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
The Flight Club Diane Stubbings , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 October 2009; (p. 13)
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