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King Rat: The Fourth Novel of the Asian Saga

James Clavell

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The Asian Saga, Fiction, Adventure, Historical adventure, Historical fiction

The completely uncut edition of James Clavell's classic KING RAT, in fresh new packaging for a new generation of readers

Set in Changi, the most notorious prisoner of war camp in Asia, King Rat is an heroic story of survival told by a master story-teller who lived through those years as a young soldier. Only one man in fifteen had the strength, the luck, and the cleverness simply to survive Changi. And then there was King.

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Praise for King Rat: The Fourth Novel of the Asian Saga

  • A splendidly exciting and original story - Sunday Telegraph

  • Terrifyingly exciting suspense - Ian Fleming

  • KING RAT is the best novel in English to have come out of Japanese prisoner of war camps . . . James Clavell is a teller of stories. They are complicated and exciting, and you are desperate to know what will happen to his characters because they are like the people you know from your own life and experience, set in strange and sometimes terrible circumstances - John Simpson

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James Clavell

James Clavell, the son of a Royal Navy family, was educated in Portsmouth before, as a young artillery officer, he was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore. It was on this experience that his bestselling novel KING RAT was based. He maintained this oriental interest in his other great works: TAI-PAN, SHOGUN, NOBLE HOUSE and GAI JIN. Clavell lived for many years in Vancouver and Los Angeles, before settling in Switzerland, where he died in 1994.

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