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              Books by Ian Townsend

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              Line of Fire

              Line of Fire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Townsend, Ian

              • RRP: $32.99
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              A fascinating work of narrative non-fiction, this is story of spies, volcanoes, conflict and war, set against the romantic, dramatic and ultimately tragic backdrop of Rabaul in WWII. It's hard to imagine this is part of our past, but in 1942, an eleven year-old Australian boy, Ri...chard Manson, and his family, holding hands on either side of him, were shot by the Japanese for suspected spying, in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Acclaimed 4th Estate author and award-winning science journalist Ian Townsend has uncovered a fascinating story of WWII, little known to most Australians. Centring on the 'hotspot' (in every sense) that was Rabaul in WWII, his account is an intriguing narrative, weaving together Australian history, Australian lives, military conflict and science - with volcanology being the peculiar science which drew the Americans, Japanese and Australians together in conflict in the Pacific in the 1040s.
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              ISBN 9781460750926
              Published AU 23 Jan 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Devil's Eye
               

              The Devil's Eye (Paperback)

              By Townsend, Ian

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $23.99
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              At the end of the 19th century one of the most powerful storms in history, a hurricane named Mahina moved across the Coral Sea. The path of the storm caused one of Australia's deadliest natural disasters and the birth and death of an Australian dream.

              ISBN 9780732283667
              Published AU 1 Sep 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Affection
               

              Affection (Paperback, New title)

              By Townsend, Ian

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $24.99
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              Uncovering a unique period in Australian history, this novel is based on the true story of shonky politics, courageous medicos. It is a mystery of the heart and mind.

              ISBN 9780732286279
              Published AU 1 May 2007
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Devil's Eye
                

              The Devil's Eye (EPUB ebook)

              By Townsend, Ian

              At the end of the 19th century one of the most powerful storms in history, a hurricane named Mahina moved across the Coral Sea. The path of the storm caused one of Australia's deadliest natural disasters and the birth and death of an Australian dream.

              ISBN 9780730401032
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              Language en
              Published AU 1 Feb 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Affection
                

              Affection (EPUB ebook)

              By Townsend, Ian

              Uncovering a unique period in Australian history, this novel is based on the true story of shonky politics, courageous medicos. It is a mystery of the heart and mind.

              ISBN 9780730401094
              Available in EPUB
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              Language en
              Published AU 1 Feb 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Line of Fire
                

              Line of Fire (EPUB ebook)

              By Townsend, Ian

              The little known and intriguing WWII story of an eleven-year-old Australian schoolboy who was shot by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942 as a suspected spy - a compelling story of spies, volcanoes, history and war. In May 1942, in the town of Rabaul in the Australian territory of New... Guinea, five Australian civilians were taken by Japanese soldiers to a pit at the base of a volcano and executed as spies.A mother, her brother, her husband and her friend. And her 11-year-old son. Who were these people and what had led them to this terrible end, under the shadow of a volcano? Acclaimed 4th Estate author and award-winning science journalist Ian Townsend has uncovered a fascinating story that sheds new light on a largely forgotten but desperate battle fought on Australian territory. The Australian Government, unable to reinforce its small garrison, abandoned more than 1500 Australian soldiers and civilians as 'hostages to fortune' in the face of the irresistible Japanese advance. Set against the romantic, dramatic and ultimately tragic backdrop of Rabaul in WWII, this is a wholly intriguing narrative of Australian history, military conflict and volcanology, woven together with the story of one ordinary but doomed Australian family.
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              ISBN 9781460705520
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              Published AU 23 Jan 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Line Of Fire
               

              Line Of Fire (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Townsend, Ian; Read by Tredinnick, David

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $42.49
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              The little known and intriguing WWII story of an 11-year-old Australian schoolboy who was shot by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942 as a suspected spy. It's hard to imagine this story as being part of our past, but in 1942, an 11-year-old Australian boy, Richard Manson, and his pare...nts either side of him, were shot by the Japanese for suspected spying in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Acclaimed 4th Estate author and award-winning science journalist Ian Townsend has uncovered a fascinating story of WWII, little known to most Australians. Centring on the hotspot (in every sense) that was Rabaul in WWII, his account is an intriguing narrative, which weaves together Australian history, military conflict and science - with volcanology being the peculiar science which drew the Americans, Japanese and Australians together in conflict in the Pacific in the 1940s - and the story of one ordinary but doomed Australian family. Like The Hare with Amber Eyes, this is a fascinating work of narrative non-fiction, a story of spies, volcanoes, history, conflict and war, set against the romantic, dramatic and ultimately tragic backdrop of Rabaul in WWII.
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              ISBN 9781489380098
              Published AU 1 Feb 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Line Of Fire
               

              Line Of Fire (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Townsend, Ian; Read by Tredinnick, David

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $42.49
              • Save $7.50
              • In Stock At Publisher

              The little known and intriguing WWII story of an 11-year-old Australian schoolboy who was shot by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942 as a suspected spy. It's hard to imagine this story as being part of our past, but in 1942, an 11-year-old Australian boy, Richard Manson, and his pare...nts either side of him, were shot by the Japanese for suspected spying in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Acclaimed 4th Estate author and award-winning science journalist Ian Townsend has uncovered a fascinating story of WWII, little known to most Australians. Centring on the hotspot (in every sense) that was Rabaul in WWII, his account is an intriguing narrative, which weaves together Australian history, military conflict and science - with volcanology being the peculiar science which drew the Americans, Japanese and Australians together in conflict in the Pacific in the 1940s - and the story of one ordinary but doomed Australian family. Like The Hare with Amber Eyes, this is a fascinating work of narrative non-fiction, a story of spies, volcanoes, history, conflict and war, set against the romantic, dramatic and ultimately tragic backdrop of Rabaul in WWII.
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              ISBN 9781489380104
              Published AU 1 Feb 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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