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The Faraway Drums

(1981)
A novel by

 
In India in the 1910s, the coronation of King George V as Emperor of India is to take place at the Great Durbar in Delhi. High in the Himalayas Major Clive Franol, soldier turned political agent, hears rumours of a plot to assassinate the King.

The year is 1911, the place India. The coronation of King George V as Emperor of India is to take place at the Great Durbar in Delhi.

High in the Himalayas Major Clive Farnol, soldier turned political agent, hears rumours of a plot to assassinate the King. Hurrying south, trying to piece together hints of the plot, he finds himself a target for assassination.

Joining a caravan of an exotic mix of characters on their way to the Durbar, he meets Bridie O'Brady, American newspaper-woman and anti-Imperialist. They fall in love, but their different backgrounds and the constant threat of death offer little hope that anything will come of their romance. But Jon Cleary's story is full of surprising twists and turns ...

Under the waning sum of Empire, this is high adventure tinged with sadness for the era that is lost, as imperfect as it was glorious.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1982 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-688-00790-2 / 978-0-688-00790-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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October 1981 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-00-222283-3 / 978-0-00-222283-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 1983 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-86009-481-2 / 978-0-86009-481-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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December 1982 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-00-616711-X / 978-0-00-616711-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 1-62460-149-9 / 978-1-62460-149-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
Publisher: Harper
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