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              Books by Alex Kerr

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              Shot Down: A Secret Diary of One Pows Long March to Freedom

              Shot Down: A Secret Diary of One Pows Long March to Freedom (Paperback)

              By Kerr, Alex

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Alex's Wellington, a twin-engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those trying four years he was held captive, Alex kept a secret diary. This boo...k reproduces his diary entries in a fascinating account of all aspects of life in a wartime prison. He describes being part of the infamous 'Long March' during which he and his comrades were strafed by Allied aircraft; 60 POWs were killed and 100 wounded. Alex escaped the march with a mate, passing through the front lines between the British and German forces to commandeer a German mayor's car and drive back to Brussels to take the next aircraft to freedom. Alex's charm and optimistic outlook will buoy the reader throughout, and the camaraderie between he and his captive comrades is always entertaining. This is an authentic World War II adventure - from being shot out of the sky, to incarceration and the ultimate triumph of escape and the end of the war.
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              ISBN 9781925275179
              Published AU 5 May 2015
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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              Living in Japan

              Living in Japan (Hardback)

              By Guntli, Reto; Kerr, Alex; Sokol, Kathy Arlyn; Taschen, Angelika

              • RRP: $24.99
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              So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it's hard to improve upon. From a thatched roof farmhouse occupied by a Zen priest to Tadao Ando's experimental 4X4 House, Shigeru Ban's conceptual Shutter House, and a homage to bamboo in the form of a home, this book ...traverses the multifaceted landscape of Japanese living today.
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              ISBN 9783836535007
              Released AU 25 Jun 2015
              Publisher Taschen
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              No One Listened: Two Children Caught in a Tragedy with No One Else to Trust Except for Each Other
               

              No One Listened: Two Children Caught in a Tragedy with No One Else to Trust Except for Each Other (Paperback)

              By Kerr, Alex; Kerr, Isobel

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              When Isobel and Alex came home from school to find their abusive father had brutally murdered their mother, their world was thrown into chaos. Plunged into a care system that neglected them, Isobel and Alex were expected to come to nothing, and had only each other to rely on.

              ISBN 9780007272471
              Released AU 1 Jul 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Another Kyoto

              Another Kyoto (Paperback)

              By Kerr, Alex; Sokol, Kathy Arlyn

              • RRP: $22.99
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              ANOTHER KYOTO is a matchless guide to a great city, It is the fruit of Alex Kerr's half-century of living in Japan and of lore gleaned from people he's met along the way: artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Japanese literati, and expat personalities from days past, such as leg...endary art dealer David Kidd. Kerr turns what we thought we knew about Kyoto inside-out, revealing the inner ideas behind simple things like walls, floors, and sliding doors. After this book, one can never walk through a Zen gate in the same way again.
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              ISBN 9780141988337
              Released AU 16 Jul 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Lost Japan

              Lost Japan (Paperback)

              By Kerr, Alex

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              Originally written in Japanese, this book offers an insight into Japanese landscape, culture, history and future.

              ISBN 9780141979748
              Released AU 21 Oct 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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              Dogs and Demons: The Fall of Modern Japan

              Dogs and Demons: The Fall of Modern Japan (Paperback, Export edition)

              By Kerr, Alex

              • RRP: $29.99
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              The decades of Western adulation for the Japanese economic miracle failed to notice a key point - that in pursuit of this miracle, the Japanese had turned their country into a concrete shambles. This book describes the dazzling nature of Japanese culture and its ruination.

              ISBN 9780141010007
              Released AU 30 Apr 2002
              Publisher Penguin
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              No One Listened: Two children caught in a tragedy with no one else to trust except for each other
                

              No One Listened: Two children caught in a tragedy with no one else to trust except for each other (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

              By Kerr, Isobel; Kerr, Alex

              When Isobel and Alex came home from school to find their abusive father had brutally murdered their mother, their world was thrown into chaos. Plunged into a care system that neglected them, Isobel and Alex were expected to come to nothing, and had only each other to rely on.

              ISBN 9780007287697
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              Language en
              Released AU 4 Sep 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Loan Credits 26
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              Lost Japan
                

              Lost Japan (EPUB ebook)

              By Kerr, Alex

              Originally written in Japanese, this book offers an insight into Japanese landscape, culture, history and future.

              ISBN 9780141979755
              Available in EPUB
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              Language en
              Released AU 3 Sep 2015
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              Another Kyoto
                

              Another Kyoto (EPUB ebook)

              By Kerr, Alex; Sokol, Kathy Arlyn

              Another Kyoto is an insider's meditation on the hidden wonders of Japan's most enigmatic city. Drawing on decades living in Kyoto, and on lore gleaned from artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Alex Kerr illuminates the simplest things - a temple gate, a wall, a sliding door - i...n a new way. 'A rich book of intimate proportions ... In Kyoto, facts and meaning are often hidden in plain sight. Kerr's gift is to make us stop and cast our eyes upward to a temple plaque, or to squint into the gloom of an abbot's chamber' Japan Times'Kerr and Sokol have performed a minor miracle by presenting that which is present in Kyoto as that which we have yet to see. I know that I will never pass a wall, or tread a floor, or sit on tatami the same way again' Kyoto Journal
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              ISBN 9780141988344
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              Language en
              Released AU 5 Jul 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              Shot Down: A Secret Diary of One POW's Long March to Freedom
               

              Shot Down: A Secret Diary of One POW's Long March to Freedom (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Kerr, Alex

              • RRP: $50.99
              • $50.99
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              Alex's Wellington, a twin - engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those trying four years he was held captive, Alex kept a secret diary. This b...ook reproduces his diary entries in a fascinating account of all aspects of life in a wartime prison. He describes being part of the infamous 'Long March' during which he and his comrades were strafed by Allied aircraft; 60 POWs were killed and 100 wounded. Alex escaped the march with a mate, passing through the front lines between the British and German forces to commandeer a German mayor's car and drive back to Brussels to take the next aircraft to freedom. Alex's charm and optimistic outlook will buoy the reader throughout, and the camaraderie between he and his captive comrades is always entertaining. This is an authentic World War II adventure - from being shot out of the sky, to incarceration and the ultimate triumph of escape and the end of the war.
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              ISBN 9781458742490
              Released AU 21 Apr 2016
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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