The Cut-Rate Kingdom
by Thomas Keneally
Allen Lane, 1984, hardcover, dust-jacket, ISBN 0713916478
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, tear from front end-paper, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear
"1942 and the world is at war. Australia and its government - and two people in particular - look to events in Asia with alarm.
'Paperboy' Tyson's privileged relationship with the Prime Minister, Johnny Mulhall, gives him insight into the man's public and private affairs. Maimed in the first world war, Tyson, now a political reporter, knows all too well the feelings of his countrymen, and Mulhall shares this ambivalence, on the one hand, on the other, feeling the burden of the thousands of young men he sends to south-east Asia."