Foreign Land: A Novel by Jonathan Raban

By Jonathan Raban

From Jonathan Raban, the award-winning writer of Bad Land and Passage to Juneau, comes this quirky and insightful tale of what can take place whilst you'll be able to and does pass domestic again.

For the earlier thirty years, George gray has been a boat bunker within the fictional west African state of Montedor, yet now he's returning domestic to England-to a daughter who's a well-known writer he slightly understands, to a weird new good friend who again within the sixties was once considered one of England's extra well-known singers, and to the lengthy and empty days of retirement in which he's effortless prey to the depression of stories, all of the extra acute because the lady he loves continues to be again in Africa. Witty, fascinating and masterly crafted, Foreign Land is an exquisitely relocating story of awkward relationships and quiet redemption.

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I don't want any more of that. " "Well, perhaps not," agreed Tom. "But as for ending my experiments, I wouldn't dream of such a thing! Why, I've only just begun! " "And a non−explosive one, I hope," added Mr. Damon dryly. " "Well, the next time I invite you to a test I'll be more careful," promised the young inventor. " laughed Ned. " CHAPTER IX. AFTER A SPY 29 Tom Swift and His Air Scout And, though they joked about it, they all realized the narrow escape they had had. As for Eradicate, once he knew he had not been the one who caused the damage, he felt rather proud of the part he had taken in the mishap, and for many days he boasted about it to Koku.

Look! Just over the top of that hill, where the moon shines. " Tom looked quickly. "I do," he answered. "There's a road from here, just the other side of those trees, to that hill. The auto must have gone that way. Well, there's no use in trying to follow it now. " "But they may have left some one behind, Tom. " "I suppose we had, but I don't believe we'll find anything. " asked Mr. Damon. "Well, some chauffeur was out for a ride in his employer's car without permission. He got here, had an accident−−maybe some friends he took for a ride were hurt and they called for help.

CHAPTER XII. " cried Tom, and the next moment the motor was in operation, but so silently that his voice and that of Mr. Damon's could easily be heard above the machinery. "Good, Tom! " cried Mr. Swift, and Tom easily heard his father's voice, though under other, and ordinary, circumstances this would have been impossible. True, the hearing of Tom and Mr. Damon was muffled to a certain extent by the heavy leather and fur−lined caps they wore. But Tom had several small eyelet holes set into the flaps just over the opening of the ears, and these holes were sufficient to admit sounds, while keeping out most of the cold that obtains in the upper regions.

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