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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Great Big Show
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1915. While war rages across the globe, an old man dies in a Sydney hospice. The coroner suspects he was poisoned. But by whom? His estranged son, a Major in the British Army suddenly sailed for Africa? Or the nurse who tended him - a sullen, watchful girl who seems to garner mistrust wherever she goes?

After his hasty and unseemly departure, Major 'Freddy' mannsteim is give command of the 129th Baluchis, a mixed Indian regiment shattered during the bitter winter fighting of 1914-1915 in Northern France. He proves a rather reluctant saviour who steers his men on a strange and dangerous course that eventually collides with reality deep in the African jungle. - Back cover

Notes

  • Verse novel.
  • Dedication: For my father, Peter, soft and contrary as a Sydney autumn.

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Works about this Work

Untitled Maggie Ball , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: M/C Reviews

— Review of The Great Big Show Justin Lowe , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Maggie Ball , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: M/C Reviews

— Review of The Great Big Show Justin Lowe , 2007 single work novel
Last amended 21 Jan 2014 18:20:32
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