The China Plot is a fascinating sideshow in the great theatre of events surrounding World War II.
Here, for the first time in the Western world, is revealed the plot to put a Japanese bloodline... More > onto the throne of China. Into a fabric of fact it weaves a dramatic story of intrigue, romance and tragedy.< Less
‘A funny thing happened on my way to the billabong…' Sure did. In fact,
a lot of funny things happened on the 3rd Altrincham Rover Crew Australasian Expedition on its bumpy drive across... More > the world in l963.
Impossible! Daft! You'll never make it! That was some of the useful advice given to us fifty years ago - maybe because it had never been done before in an old family van - an Austin A30.
Here's the story of how my expedition from the UK to Australia missed its target by 5000 miles and ended up in Tokyo. In that little van it was a rough ride - few roads, but enough excitement and amusing incidents for a lifetime.
The book includes my cartoons and a variety of unique visas from extinct outposts of bureaucracy< Less
With her Tokyo nightspot on the verge of collapse due to Japan's economic plight, a misdirected telephone call sparks a scheme which Mamasan thinks will enrich her failing business. It enriches, but... More > in ways she couldn't have imagined. She suddenly meets real people with real problems at a suicidal level: the reclusive bank manager who attempts suffocation in his own vault; the golfaholic who tries to end it all in the club lake; the sexually harassed office lady who thinks she's hired a hit man, and the old Kamikaze pilot who paraglides into a last ocean plunge, but hits an American destroyer - a few of the characters who make up the founder members of The Golden Shore
Throughout it all, her faithful old barman Kenji bumbles along with his own laughable efforts to help propel Mama's project into success.< Less