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Ian townsends third book, line of fire, a work of nonfiction, is excellent a gripping yarn of espionage and war. Ian townsend is completing his history phd on the 1899 pearling fleet disaster at the university of queensland. This incident is one that i am sure many australians are not aware of but they should be. Line of fire nonfiction australian independent bookseller. Australian independent bookseller products line of. His book, line of fire, is the end result of his journey. He was the original musical director for the uk premieres of jerry hermans dear world and george. Booktopia has line of fire audio book by ian townsend. It involved the execution of an 11yearold australian boy at the hands of the japanese. From there you can navigate to the title you are interested in. Its hard to imagine this story as being part of our past, but in 1942, an 11yearold australian boy, richard manson, and his parents either side of him were shot by the japanese for suspected spying in rabaul in papua new guinea.

Affection 2007, based on the 1900 plague outbreak in north queensland, and the devils eye, centred on the worst cyclone in australian history. Line of fire, ian townsend shop online for books in. I was recently sent a copy of ian townsends latest book. Ian townsend is a journalist and radio documentary maker who worked for many years with the australian broadcasting corporations radio national network. Ian townsend s third book, line of fire, a work of nonfiction, is excellent a gripping yarn of espionage and war. May 1942, brisbane author ian townsend, 56, thought exactly that. Ian townsend is a journalist who worked for many year with abc radio. Line of fire by ian townsend 9781460750926 booktopia. View our latest monthly highlights newsletter here. Search the australian booksellers association website to find a bookseller near you. The little known and intriguing wwii story of an elevenyearold 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. Its hard to imagine this story as being part of our past, but in 1942, an elevenyearold australian boy, richard manson, and his parents either side of him, were shot by the. Read line of fire by ian townsend available from rakuten kobo. According to time magazine, pakistans president pervez musharraf holds the worlds most dangerous job.

Written by ian townsend, narrated by david tredinnick. Centring on the hotspot in every sense that was rabaul in wwii, his account is an. The story he tells is as fascinating as it is tragic one of the many reasons this book is so absorbing is that the multilayered experiences of these five ordinary australians, executed in rabaul, are part of australias story and a crucial episode in our military history. Ian townsend audio books, best sellers, author bio. Using not only his journalistic skills of research and reporting, but also his novelists flair, ian presents a true tale of a forgotten battle, a lost family, and an 11yearold australian boy shot as a. Kate cooper manages the translation rights for the line of fire. In the line of fire is a 1993 american political action thriller film, directed by wolfgang petersen and starring clint eastwood, john malkovich and rene russo.

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