By Blair Chamberlin
The courting blossoms within the unique and sybaritic way of life of pre-war Hong Kong and with marriage deliberate their destiny turns out predictable and guaranteed. yet because the lengthy perceived possibility of a eastern invasion turns into fact, they locate themselves embroiled in a determined fight to flee the colony and locate defense in Australia – concerning the simply haven to be had for these fleeing the Japanese.
Matthew reveals Elizabeth a berth on one of many final ships to flee sooner than the japanese onslaught ultimately overwhelms the defenders after which himself manages to escape in a dramatic final second attempt in a semi-disabled vessel. What follows for him is a hellish 12-months trip throughout the jungles and swamps of the a long way East – the Philippines, Borneo and New Guinea as he battles for survival in an try and succeed in Australia and a re-union with the lady he loves.
Rain In August is a sea-faring novel, in keeping with a real tale, that is choked with romance, experience and the dogged spirit and backbone which observed humans via one of many darkest classes of the 20 th Century.
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Rain In August by Blair Chamberlin