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Title: The Umbrella Club

Author: David Brooks

Price: $10.00

ISBN: 9780702237232

Publisher: University of Queensland Press

This edition published: 2009

Paperback or Hardcover: Paperback

Condition: Good condition

The Umbrella Club

  • During World War I a friendship between two young Englishmen, Axel and Edward, is forged on the battlefields of France. There, inspired by barrage balloons, they develop a mutual fascination that will change the course of their lives.

    After the war, as his passion for flight and freedom consume him, Axel sets off to balloon across the highlands of New Albion, a largely unexplored island north of Australia. When he fails to return, Edward travels to the island to solve the mystery of his friend's disappearance and retrace his final journey. What he finds there will challenge his sanity and his faith.

    The Umbrella Club is a darkly compelling adventure into the depths of the human soul and to the frontiers of colonial exploration. In the aftermath of war, when there is nothing left to fear, sometimes the only possibility for recovery is flight.

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