Falkland Pebbles

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Author House, Oct 22, 2007 - Fiction - 476 pages
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This is a tale, often humorous, of passion and adventure, challenge and courage, tragedy and triumph involving two service people a British Officer, Dan, and an American pilot, Lisa-Beth, thrown together by their military service in the remote and beautiful Falklands.Upon first impression, Dan does not like her but is captivated by her beauty. Initial encounters between them reveal animosity, yet portray a glimpse of affection. After several meetings, Lisa-Beth and Dan realize they are growing to enjoy one another's company. Thus the sparks of love ignite.

Dan is very knowledgeable about the wildlife and history which he tries to pass on. They spend a magical summer in the Falklands visiting some of the remoter islands and also South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Their reluctant but growing intimacy with the islands and with each other unfolds with a wildness mirrored in the landscape around them, against a backdrop of this unspoilt part of the world. They collect local pebbles as a memoriam of their passionate affair. While their infatuation for each other is obvious to their colleagues, they never speak of their love.

Eventually, Lisa-Beth is forced by circumstance to question her future with Dan. She realizes that she truly loves him and believes he feels the same. Dan also plans on confessing his undying love for her but their plans are interrupted when tragedy occurs.

 

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Contents

Ch 1 Introduction
1
Ch 2 First Impressions
12
Ch 3 Darwin Goose Green
32
Ch 4 DiningIn Night
53
Ch 5 Stanley
78
Ch 6 Volunteer Point
96
Ch 7 San Carlos
117
Ch 8 LisaBeths Boyfriend
136
Ch 16 South Georgia
282
Ch 17 Carcass Island
301
Ch 18 Pebble Island Day 1
319
Ch 19 Pebble Day 2
338
Ch 20 Pebble Island Day 3
355
Ch 21 The Disaster 1
374
Ch 22 The Disaster 2
400
Ch 23 The Hospital
423

Ch 9 The CoPilots Revenge
153
Ch 10 New Island
172
Ch 11 South Sandwich Islands
191
Ch 12 LisaBeths Dilemma
209
Ch 13 Saunders Island
227
Ch 14 Christmas Day
252
Ch 15 The Races
263
Ch 24 The Ceremony
431
Ch 25 Ascension Island
436
Epilogue
456
About the Author
461
Back Cover
465
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About the author (2007)

The author was born in Oxford, England in 1948. he joined the Royal Air Force as a military policeman, virtually straight from school, in order to travel. His initial intention was to serve his country for 3 years and then move on. But he soon gained a love of flying and this 3 year honeymoon turned into a 38 year wedding during which time he served as both a Loadmaster and then Navigator. His flying duties took him to virtually every corner of the globe and he spent time in the Falkland Islands, Ascension Island, Gibraltar and Iraq. Among his most enjoyable tasks were running a Military Cartographic Unit, planning Disaster Response Exercises and being a Flight Safety Specialist. His last assignment was 3 years at Stavanger, Norway, working in the NATO Joint Warfare Centre.

Now retired, he lives in Aylesbury, England and enjoys canal boating and reading.

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