The Quiet Earth

John Hobson, a geneticist, wakes one morning to find his watch stopped at 6.12. The streets are deserted, there are no ?signs of life or death anywhere, and every clock he finds has stopped: at 6.12. Is Hobson the last person left on the planet?Inventive and suspenseful, The Quiet Earth is a confronting journey into the future, and a dark past.This new edition of Craig Harrison's highly sought-after 1981 novel, which was later made into a cult film starring Bruno Lawrence, Pete Smith and Alison Routledge, comes with an introduction by Bernard Beckett.Craig Harrison was born in Leeds in 1942. He left for New Zealand in 1966 after being appointed a lecturer at Massey University. There he devised a course in art history, which he taught until his retirement in 2000. His award-winning play Tomorrow Will Be a Lovely Day (1974) was performed for a quarter of a century, including in the Soviet Union. He is the author of five other plays,...
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Twilight in Danzig

"Twilight in Danzigis based on a true story, told through the childlike, naive, but mature eyes of a young boy whose family, because of their wealth and friendship with the nobility of Danzig, is buffered against the rising power of Hitler. I was immediately drawn into this fascinating story. Youwant to shout out to his proud and misled father 'Leave Danzig now while your son and wife are still alive.'Jonas is horribly tricked by his governess to join the youth supporters of Hitler because it is much more fun than the Jewish youth group his parents think he is still attending. He discovers, with shame, just how wrong he is. He severs his ties to Hitler and his governess, but because of his age, cannot do much to correct his wrongful involvement. The story of this family is unique due to the great wealth they had and lost.It adds another dimension to the personal hardships and loss suffered by many at the hands of the Third Reich. No Jew was safe during this period. They finally...
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