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The Faraway Drums

(1981)
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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.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

February 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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

December 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 0-00-616711-X / 978-0-00-616711-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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May 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 1-72132-329-5 / 978-1-72132-329-6
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2013 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Faraway Drums Lib/E
Author(s): Jon Cleary
ISBN: 1-62460-149-9 / 978-1-62460-149-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Faraway Drums
Author(s): Jon Cleary
Publisher: HarperCollins
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