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The Singapore Grip

(1978)
(The third book in the Empire Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
Singapore, 1939: life on the eve of World War II just isn't what it used to be for Walter Blackett, head of British Singapore's oldest and most powerful firm. No matter how forcefully the police break one strike, the natives go on strike somewhere else. His daughter keeps entangling herself with the most unsuitable beaus, while her intended match, the son of Blackett's partner, is an idealistic sympathizer with the League of Nations and a vegetarian. Business may be booming - what with the war in Europe, the Allies are desperate for rubber and helpless to resist Blackett's price-fixing and market manipulation. But something is wrong. No one suspects that the world of the British Empire - of fixed boundaries between classes and nations - is about to come to a terrible end. The Singapore Grip completes the classic historical "Empire Trilogy," which also includes Troubles and the Booker Prize-winning The Siege of Krishnapur.

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Hardback Editions

May 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Singapore grip
Author(s): J G Farrell
ISBN: 0-394-50483-6 / 978-0-394-50483-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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September 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: Singapore Grip
Author(s): J G Farrell
ISBN: 0-297-77445-X / 978-0-297-77445-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Paperback Editions

October 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Singapore Grip
Author(s): J G Farrell
ISBN: 1-85799-492-2 / 978-1-85799-492-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Singapore Grip (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): J G Farrell
ISBN: 1-59017-136-5 / 978-1-59017-136-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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October 1992 : UK Paperback

Title: The Singapore Grip
Author(s): J G (James Gordon) Farrell
ISBN: 1-85799-045-5 / 978-1-85799-045-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
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June 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Singapore Grip
Author(s): J G Farrell
ISBN: 0-88184-124-2 / 978-0-88184-124-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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August 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Singapore Grip (Flamingo)
Author(s): J G (James Gordon) Farrell
ISBN: 0-00-654007-4 / 978-0-00-654007-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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June 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Singapore Grip
Author(s): J G Farrell
ISBN: 0-425-04503-X / 978-0-425-04503-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Books
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March 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Singapore Grip
Author(s): J G Farrell
ISBN: 0-00-616014-X / 978-0-00-616014-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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January 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Singapore Grip
Author(s): J G Farrell
ISBN: 0-00-615535-9 / 978-0-00-615535-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Singapore Grip
Author(s): J G Farrell
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Singapore Grip
Author(s): J G Farrell
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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November 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Singapore Grip (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): J G Farrell
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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