Set in Berlin on the brink of WWII, this compelling love story is based on the true story of Colonel Noel Mason-MacFarlane and his plan to assassinate Hitler, and the infamous Nazi bordello, Salon Kitty.
In January 1941 Churchill knew Britain could not survive the Nazi onslaught without US intervention.Hitler was poised to invade , his U-boats were winning the battle of the Atlantic and London was ablaze night after night in the Blitz.The arrival in the scarred city of Roosevelt's special envoy Harry Hopkins gave Churchill the chance to woo and win a man on whom a war winning alliance with America , and Britains future, depended.
The teak tree had been 30 metres in height and weighed four tonnes when it fell to a chainsaw somewhere in the deep south of Brazil. It had been stripped of its branches, hauled from the rainforest and trucked to the port of Sao Paulo in a shipment of 400 similar sized hardwood trunks.
George Hogg (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) is a young British journalist from Hertfordshire in England. In 1938, during the early days of the Japanese occupation of China, he sneaks into Nanjing, China, by pretending to be a Red Cross aid worker. Hogg is captured by the Japanese while photographing them committing atrocities and is about to be executed when Chen Hansheng (Chow Yun-Fat), a Chinese communist resistance fighter, saves him.
Black Venus tells the story of the erotic and detructive relationship between the poet Charles Baudelaire and his mistress and muse,Jeane Duval.Mid 19th century Paris is the seting for this absorbing account of how France's greatest poet found his inspiration in a beautiful but illiterate woman who betrayed and destroyed him.
James MacManus is the author of four books and the fifth, a novel called Midnight in Berlin, is due to be published in the UK in January 2016 and in the US in the April that year.
After a lifelong career as a journalist, which included many years as a foreign correspondent in Africa and the Middle East, James launched a parallel career as an author in 2005.
His historical fiction novels, the last two set around WW2, have won praise from critics in the UK and the US, especially for the quality of the research and the narrative strength of the stories. Visit the Books section to find out more.
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