A Very Private War

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A Very Private War
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First UK edition
Author Jon Cleary
Country Australia
Language English
Publisher Collins (Australia/UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date
1980

A Very Private War is a 1980 novel by Australian writer Jon Cleary about coastwatchers during World War II.[1]

Plot[edit]

Mullane, an American coast watcher in New Britain, goes on a mission to uncover the camouflage of the airstrip of a Japanese base. He is accompanied by an Australian officer and captured Japanese officer. Mullane gets the chance to avenge the death of his Japanese wife, killed prior to the war.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SATISFYING ESCAPISM". The Canberra Times. 22 November 1980. p. 18. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ Warga, Wayne (4 July 1980). "AUTHOR! AUTHOR!: UPWARDLY PROLIFIC DOWN UNDER". Los Angeles Times. p. e2. 
  3. ^ "TIMESTYLE". The Canberra Times. 19 July 1981. p. 8. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 

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