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Sense and Sensuality By Derek Walker
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When Fatima, an asylum-seeker from Kazakhstan, asks Duncan for a bird's eye view of Western history he takes her to the British Museum and other windows on the past. As secretary-general of an... More > international think-tank he works with Paula, a beautiful Ugandan, analysing UN failure in Darfur. And when his sensual friend, Helen, tells him she's looking for a husband but rejects his proposal, he realizes his urgent need for someone to share his bed. But he fears the scars of a bomb-blast and a divorce make him unattractive.< Less
A Casual Conquest By Derek Walker
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In an ‘alternative history’ scenario in which Eighteenth Century Europe is reminiscent of South Asia in the dying years of the Mughal Empire, a young man from Japan starts his first job... More > in a distant colony at the Honourable West Europa Company in Antwerp. Soon he is accompanying his boss on a mission to Hamburg, where he listens to the itinerant Mozart Minstrels and is seduced by the Duchess of Holstein (Catherine the Great in ‘real time’). His next journey takes him to the Shantungese colony of Britain, where he sees an altarpiece painted by Gainsborough and helps a young runaway nun escape to Antwerp. At a Council meeting he hears his bosses debate whether a trading company ought to take responsibility for governing failed states. Before long he is sent to observe a war between ambitious rulers of petty principalities; and he meets a famous native poet and philosopher. Soon he begins to miss the British girl he left in Antwerp, and wonders if she will welcome his return.< Less
Faking News By Derek Walker
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When a news item on the radio prompts Alan Turnbull to phone a friend he doesn’t realize that it will involve him in an international crisis. An academic specializing in Balkan Studies, Adam... More > is a widower living quietly in London. His main concern is his newly-graduated daughter, who hasjust been offered a job as a journalist by the youthful and ambitious head of a small independent television company. The action takes place a few years into the future, when Britain has a coalition government led by the Liberal Democrats. Adam’s knowledge of the former Yugoslav republic of Thracia is sought by both a multinational company and by government, when valuable minerals discovered in Thracia rekindle animosity between different ethnic groups. Caught up in terrorism and diplomatic deception, Adam witnesses how political, religious and NGO groups try to manipulate the media and are, in their turn, manipulated. His unwitting involvement also brings him into intimate contact with two attractive young women.< Less
Misrule Britannia By Derek Walker
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A journalist sent to cover the outbreak of civil war in a former colony, where the discovery of oil has led to a breakaway movement in one province, is quickly plunged into the conflicts and... More > corruption of a divided and underdeveloped country. While he reports on public events his personal life is transformed by his encounter with the young woman of mixed race who becomes his photographer. From her he learns how difficult it is to think and act rationally in a society where religion still has powerful influence. And when he gets close to the charismatic leader of the revolt he sees how personality can determine political decisions. The story may sound familiar, but the ex-colony is Britain and the journalist from the former imperial power is Japanese – in an ‘alternative history’ scenario where eastern Asia has been given the historical role of western Europe. Seeing a world stage on which the actors have changed costumes may give the reader a new perspective on real events in recent decades.< Less
Fond Delusions By Derek Walker
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David Hunter grows up and finds his first love in tranquil 'Fifties Northern Ireland. High ideals lead him to the London School of Economics, but then despair drives him to the Foreign Legion and he... More > sees action in the Suez invasion. When injury sends him back to London friends help him to find new hope for the future and a better understanding of his past.< Less
Sleep quietly in your beds By Derek Walker
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When Daniel retrieves the red scarf dropped by Ruth at a 1937 peace rally he quickly gets to know her and her friend Nancy; and before long he introduces them to Arthur, his fellow student at the... More > London School of Economics. They are all at the beginning of their careers and enjoying life in London but are also idealistic about working to prevent another war in Europe. Since they are all unattached, their attitudes to each other are influenced by the prospect of more intimate relationships. As their circle of friends widens and their private lives become more complex, public events in the wider world begin to intrude. But Mr Chamberlain flies to Munich and returns to tell them they can now sleep quietly in their beds.< Less

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