South by Java Head

South by Java Head

by Alistair MacLean

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ISBN-13: 9780007289431
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/04/2008
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 140,784
File size: 784 KB

About the Author

Alistair MacLean, the son of a minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a teacher. Two and a half years spent aboard a wartime cruiser gave him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed.

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South by Java Head 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thrilling story of an assorted group of courageous men and women thrown together due to shipwreck after the fall of Singapore during WWII. Shifting from fear to despair to terror to even humorous you come to see how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things in times of great trial. You're also never exactly sure who the Good Guys are until the very end. As always, the author keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last paragraph is done. A book you won't want to put down until the last page is read. A highly recommended read and a great author. It's easy to see why so many of his books have become hit movies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*hides in the highest cloud in the sky with his bass cannon ready. He hears the boom and starts looking around for anypony coming close.*