The Royal Berkshire Regiment (the 49th/66th Regiment of Foot)

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H. Hamilton, 1968 - History - 136 pages
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Internationally acclaimed as a novelist and memoirist, Robert Drewe returns to the short-story territory he has made his own. Set against a backdrop - the Australian coast - as randomly and imminently violent as it is beautiful, The Rip reveals the fragility of relationships between husbands and wives, children and parents, friends and lovers. You will find yourself set down in a modern Garden of Eden with a disgraced Adam seeking his Eve; sharing the fears of a small boy in a coastal classroom as a tsunami approaches; in an English gaol cell with an Australian surfer on drug charges; watching an American film scout confront his masculinity on a Pacific island; and witnessing a middle-aged farmer contemplating murdering the hippie who stole his wife. Written in a variety of moods, always compassionate, wry and razor-sharp, these dazzling stories are crafted with all the weight and resonance of Drewe's longer fiction as well as the incisive wit, passion and pathos of his Australian classic, The Bodysurfers.

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User Review  - Calzean - Goodreads

Well read and easy to read. Some of the stories were very good. But a lot of them just ended and gave me the impression the author had run out of ideas and had moved on. Read full review

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User Review  - Virginia - Goodreads

I love short stories; I think there is such a skill in creating an effective short story. There was nothing wrong with these stories but they just didn't grab me. Except for "The Lap Pool." I seriously didn't see that ending coming! Read full review


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