Library


James Leasor aka Andrew MacAllan


Fiction
Mandarin Gold
This is the first of the Robert Gunn series. It is 1833 and Robert Gunn is a newly qualified ship's surgeon heading towards Canton in the Orient. En route he receives a letter from home telling him that his fiancee has run away with another man. The news has the effect of changing him from a young idealist into a cynical realist, and he decides to make so much money that no woman will ever spurn him again. But Gunn also discovers that there are some things that even gold cannot buy.

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Chinese Widow
Robert Gunn is a Victorian trader who made his fortune in the East the hard way: kidnapped by rival merchants, marooned, fighting pirates, running opium, etc... but now it is time to hang up his boots. However, he wishes to create a final memorial. He wants to create something lasting and valuable. How does he achieve this - and at what fearful cost? Who is the Chinese widow? What is her past - and her power?

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Jade Gate
A Dr Robert Gunn Adventure (sequel to The Chinese Window) It is the dawn of the age of steam, and so the search for coal in the East takes on a whole new dimension.

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Follow the Drum
Set during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. It Dramatizes the bravery of the Anglo- Indian community, the genuine grievances of the population, and the religious intolerance that resulted.

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NTR: Nothing to Report
In the spring of 1944, the Japanese invaded India. From GHQ, the word went out that the invasion must be stayed whatever the cost and thus it was that the men of draft RAKXK were sent to one of the unknown, unheard of places in India to defend one of the smaller sectors of the front. NTR is their story and tells of their battles, their loves, their death. They travelled halfway around the world, they endured dangers by land, sea and air, and then, in the end, what was the message they sent back? NTR - Nothing to Report.

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Strong Delusion

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Succession
Written under the pseudonym of Andrew MacAllan. It sweeps from the Chinese Opium Wars, to contemporary gangland drug syndicates, from Queen Victoria's private obsessions, through two world wars and Prohibition, to the rise and rise of international organised crime.

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Generation
Written under the pseudonym of Andrew MacAllan. It tells the story of an audacious financial coup. Only two voting shares stand between Trinity-Trio, one of the world's greatest conglomerates, and a hostile takeover. The legendary tycoon they call 'The Australian' will stop at nothing to secure them, but he is not the only one with his eye on this target.

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Diamond Hard
Written under the pseudonym of Andrew MacAllan. The story is about two twins who leave Manchester to try their luck in the diamond mines of South Africa. They discover that the business is far more ruthless than they had possibly imagined.

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Fanfare
Written under the pseudonym of Andrew MacAllan. The story is about an orphan who survives the massacre of a British force in Afghanistan. The boy is raised by a fellow survivor back in Scotland but escapes for a better life back in India.

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Speculator
Written under the pseudonym of Andrew MacAllan. Spanning continents and chronicling the dramatic world events of the first half of the twentieth century - particularly with regards to the Aviation industry in Asia.

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Traders
Written under the pseudonym of Andrew MacAllan.

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Non-Fiction
Boarding Party: The Last Action of the Calcutta Light Horse
This book tells the story of some retired soldiers and sailors who were called on for a deniable assault on a German ship on the neutral port of Goa during the Second World War. This book was turned into a big budget Hollywood film called The Sea Wolves.

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The Marine from Mandalay
This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay who undergoes a long solitary march to flee the Japanese and finds his way back through India to Britain. On his way he has many encounters and adventures and helps British and Indian refugees.

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Red Fort
The story of Delhi within the throes of the Indian Mutiny. It starts with the problems at the nearby garrison town of Meerut and how the Mutiny spread to the focal point of Delhi. A small British force held on desperately to the outskirts of the City whilst waiting for reinforcements which were in short supply!

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Rhodes and Barnato: A Study in Opposite Attitudes
Detailing the rivalry and friendship of the behemoths of Southern African business and politics.

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Singapore: The battle that changed the world
The author looks into the roots of the colony and why the British failure to hold it in 1942 heralded the demise of The British Empire.

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Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes
The fascinating story of an unsolved murder on Bermuda during World War Two. Was it a simple murder of a millionaire or was there more at stake?

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War at the Top: Based On the Experiences of General Sir Leslie Hollis
Based on the experiences of General Sir Leslie Hollis, KCB, KBE, this contains some of his impressions gained during the nine years from 1936 to 1945. Recollections of meetings held underground in the Cabinet War Rooms and of the people at those meetings - Churchill, Beaverbrook, General Ismay, General Sir Alan Brooke, General Montgomery, Roosevelt, to name just six - are served up to us here. The tensions, the personalities and the differences of policy and opinion make for fascinating reading.

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