Modern Literature

//Modern Literature
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  • lost horizon
  • 10 Short Stories 2010
    This volume contains the following stories: Sticks, Stones: Chris Tsiolkas; Confession, Malla Nunn; Merlo Girls, Nick Earls; Dress, Medium; Maggie Alderson; Mirrored, Georgia Blain; Manuka, Alex Miller; The Amber Amulet, Craig Silvey; The Evolution of Sadie Smith, Rachael Treasure; The House on Hill Street, Judy Nunn; The Shedding Planner, Mark Dapin
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  • 38 North Yankee

    The North Korean People's Army has crossed the 38th Parallel and invaded South Korea, viciously ambushing a routine American convoy. The shocking news reaches the beaches of Hawaii, where Captain Mark Isen is a 27 year old second-generation professional soldier. Commander of C Company, part of a light infantry division and like most of his peers, he's never seen combat. The Army's lightest, most mobile units are rushed to Korea. Charlie Company gets there weeks ahead of the Army heavy forces and in a matter of days, Isen's men are at war. And when the front-line grunts of C Company are exposed to the white heat of battle, Isen knows, before the first engagement is over, that his men will be outnumbered and outgunned in every battle they fight.

  • a booke of days

    Roger, Duke of Lunel, is seeking atonement for past sins. But while undertaking the sacred commitment of an 'armed pilgrimage',  he is still plagued by guilt and doubt. The holy crusade  on which he has embarked soon degenerates into a violent scuffle fought in heat and dust, dogged by betrayal, deceit and greed.  Much more likely to die of disease and exposure than at the hands of the Turks, the crusaders are more concerned with booty that with the capture of the holy city of Jerusalem - and they face little chance of ever seeing their homelands again. Told as a journal in a day and age when men usually never travelled much beyond the village of their birth, yet many journeyed half a world away for a dream of faith.

  • call to arms
    In 1819, a soldier of the 6th Light Dragoons, disillusioned with life, has a chance encounter with an eminent English poet that leads him to rethink his future.  He reunites with his depleted regiment and is charged with raising a new troop to go to India.  But what should have been a relatively simple operation becomes a dark and dangerous march through the jungle as the ill-equipped and inexperienced men race to confront the Burmese warboats.
  • Clergymans Daughter

    A slave to her selfish, impecunious and ill-tempered father, Dorothy's life is drab, unrewarding and correct, until an 'incident' with a elderly free thinker and loss of memory drives her onto the streets of London. Her progress to the hop-fields of Kent and to the grimness of a fourth rate private school gave Orwell an opportunity to effect one of his earliest pieces of social reportage as with devastating accuracy he depicts the hypocrisy, poverty and spiritual starvation which accompany Dorothy on her odyssey through the England of the 1930s.

  • dangerous fortune
  • Dangerous Fortune

    For the Pilasters, sex and love are weapons in a war for power and wealth and one explosive secret becomes the weak link that can bring down a dynasty. In 1866, a pupil at an exclusive public school drowns in a mysterious accident involving several boys. Among them are young Hugh Pilaster; his cousin Edward, the weak dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the darkly handsome son of a brutal South American land owner. The drowning and its aftermath initiate a spiralling circle of treachery that will last for three decades and entwine many lives.