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Death the Red Flower

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The return voyage of the British freighter 'Maree Tarn, from China to England was at first dis-quiting, then clearly sinister, to her Captain, John Lownie. His ship had been delayed in Shanghai following a peculiar accident; his chief engineer had been arrested, publicly tried and finally released; his radio officer had been shot for no apparent reason; and his passenger l ...more
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Interesting period piece - spy novel set in China during the Cold War. Wynd also wrote under the name Gavin Black. His personal background is interesting: Scottish, raised in Japan, later a prisoner of the Japanese during WWII. This book contains some fascinating observations on Asia, the fading British Empire, and expatriate life. His Gavin Black novels are amusing page turners that paint a vivid picture of the life of an expatriate businessman in Asia during the 1960s.
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Oswald Wynd (1913 – 1998) was a Scottish writer, born in Tokyo of parents who had left their native Perth to run a mission in Japan.
He attended schools in Japan where he grew up speaking both English and Japanese. In 1932 he returned with his parents to Scotland, and studied at the University of Edinburgh and began to write novels. When World War II came he joined t
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