Colonel Rejas was the policeman charged with the task of capturing the Peruvian guerrilla leader Ezequiel, but having been dismissed he finds the burden of silence and secrecy too heavy. On meeting Dyer, a foreign correspondent, he is moved to relate the tortuous progress of the manhunt for the first time. The Dancer Upstairs is a story reminiscent of Graham Greene and John le Carré - tense, intricate, and heartbreaking.
When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him. The Priscilla he remembered was very different from the glamorous, morally ambiguous young woman who emerged from the many love letters and journals, surrounded by suitors and living the dangerous existence of a British woman in a country controlled by the enemy. He had heard rumours that Priscilla had fought in the Resistance, but the truth turned out to be far more complicated.
"fascinating life, beautifully recounted"
Following the death of his parents, eleven-year-old Alex Dove leaves his life on a farm in Tasmania for school in England. Twelve years on, he must return to Australia to deal with his inheritance. But his encounter with a young woman persuades him to stay.
Dies ist die Geschichte von Alex und Merridy: Ihr Bruder ist spurlos verschwunden. Seine Eltern sterben bei einem Unfall. Die beiden lieben sich. Sie heiraten. Sie wünschen sich ein Kind. Sie können kein Kind bekommen. Sie wünscht sich ihren Bruder zurück. Und trotzdem sind sie ein glückliches Paar. Bis ein Sturm einen jungen Mann ins Haus trägt...