By Blair Chamberlin
The dating blossoms within the unique and sybaritic way of life of pre-war Hong Kong and with marriage deliberate their destiny turns out predictable and guaranteed. yet because the lengthy perceived chance of a eastern invasion turns into fact, they locate themselves embroiled in a determined fight to flee the colony and locate security in Australia – concerning the in simple terms haven on hand for these fleeing the Japanese.
Matthew unearths Elizabeth a berth on one of many final ships to flee prior to the japanese onslaught eventually overwhelms the defenders after which himself manages to escape in a dramatic final second attempt in a semi-disabled vessel. What follows for him is a hellish 12-months trip during the jungles and swamps of the a long way East – the Philippines, Borneo and New Guinea as he battles for survival in an try and succeed in Australia and a re-union with the girl he loves.
Rain In August is a sea-faring novel, in keeping with a real tale, that's packed with romance, experience and the dogged spirit and backbone which observed humans via one of many darkest sessions of the 20 th Century.
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