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Whirlwind

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848943179

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 4th July 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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‘James Clavell does more than entertain. He transports us into worlds we’ve not known, stimulating, educating, questioning . . . a wonder of detail’ Washington Post

‘The author handles the plot with all the confident authority of a ring-master, keeping a half-dozen themes and a formidable cast of characters moving along at a cracking pace. By the end I was breathless and lost in admiration at the sheer professionalism of it all’ Sunday Telegraph

Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots. They are ordered to flee to safety with their helicopters. Two of them, both Europeans, have Iranian wives whom they love beyond safety and politics.

‘So abundant in sub-plots, characters, intrigue and atmosphere that its 1,000-plus pages seem barely adequate. Some of the most enjoyable reading around’ Daily Mail

Reviews

So abundant in sub-plots, characters, intrigue and atmosphere that its 1,000-plus pages seem barely adequate. Some of the most enjoyable reading around.
<i>Daily Mail</i>
'Clavell seems to creep inside the very soul of the land and the people . . . A damn good read'
<i>Boston Herald</i>
WHIRLWIND is strongly structured, skilfully plotted, rich in detail and very entertaining. Clavell brings the grimness and grandeur of an ancient land to life
<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>
James Clavell does more than entertain. He transports us into worlds we've not known, stimulating, educating, questioning . . . a wonder of detail
<i>Washington Post</i>