From the author of the beloved Barsetshire novels, a bracing tale of a rumbustious voyage abroad a "hell-ship." First American publication.
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"Trooper to the Southern Cross" is "the" unique novel among Angela Thirkell's many books. For in these surprising and fascinating pages, which were originally published in 1934 under the pseudonym "Leslie Parker," the modern chronicler of Barsetshire assumes the voice of an Australian army officer and relates an amusing, rough-and-tumble sea story about an eventful, post-World War I journey on a troop-carrying vessel deservedly labeled a "hell-ship." Thirkell's keen ear for dialogue, and her skillful use of her own first-hand experience of a voyage on a similarly rumbustious vessel, combine to create an amusing and spirited yarn.From Library Journal:
Thirkell penned this book under the pseudonym Leslie Parker in 1934. Far from her normal Barsetshire novels, this is told through the voice of an Australian army officer traveling on a troop ship in World War I.
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Book Description Virago Press, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 1985. Trade Paper. Book Condition: Very Good. VG, pb, spine creased, 177pp. Bookseller Inventory # 050415-E468
Book Description Virago Press Ltd, 1985. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Trade Paperback. Very good with a solid binding and an unmarked text. Light wear to the extremities, and some cover scuffing. "From the author of the beloved Barsetshire novels, a bracing tale of a rumbustious voyage abroad a "hell-ship." ; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches; 177 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 13270
Book Description Virago Modern Classics London, 1985. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. reprint paperback in good condition. There are no names, clean cream pages, tight binding with uncreased spine and clean stiff card covers. Published under the pseudonym of Leslie Parker to critical acclaim, this novel is based on Angela Thirkell's own experience of travelling to Australia on a troop ship and her years of living there (unhappily) with her second husband. It is one of Barry Humphries' favourite books. Please ignore abe's shipping estimate, based on a 1Kg book, as this weighs less and I will reduce. Bookseller Inventory # THI329
Book Description Virago Press Limited, London, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. With a new introduction by Tony Gould. Virago Modern Classic Number 171. A clean tight copy of this title. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001311
Book Description Virago Modern Classics, London, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Very Good. First Thus. xiii; 177 pp. Edges tanned, cover a little rubbed but appears unused; clean and unmarked. First published 1934 under a male pseudonym by the author of the Barchester novels; based on her own experiences of travel to Australia on a troop ship. New intro. by Tony Gould. Bookseller Inventory # 009635