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''James Clavell is a teller of stories. They are complicated and exciting, and you are desperate to know what will happen to his characters because they are like the people you know from your own life and experience, set in strange and sometimes terrible circumstances.'' --John Simpson, award-winning writer
''James Clavell does more than entertain. He transports us into worlds we've not known, stimulating, educating, questioning…a wonder of detail.'' --Washington Post on Whirlwind --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
James Clavell (1921-1994) was a novelist, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. The son of a Royal Navy family, he was educated in Portsmouth before, as a young artillery officer, he was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore. It was on this experience that his bestselling novel KING RAT was based. He maintained this oriental interest in his other great works: TAI-PAN, SHOGUN, NOBLE HOUSE and GAI JIN, and is best known for this epic Asian Saga series of novels and their televised adaptations.
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.