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Author: Derek Hansen
ISBN13: 978-0732275471
Title: Lunch with a Soldier
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Aust (2005)
Pages: 560

Lunch with a Soldier by Derek Hansen

Hansen, Derek, 1944-. Publication, Distribution, et. Sydney, . New York On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Lunch with a soldier, Derek Hansen.

Derek Hansen’s ‘lunch with’ series is a compelling read. Four old guys meet every week at the same restaurant for lunch in Sydney and each takes turns at telling a story. The invisible line of fact vs fiction is often blurred with masterful story-telling and the listeners (the mates of whichever old guy is telling his/the story) and readers are often not sure what to believe and what to not. Well written fiction that . Derek Hansen’s ‘lunch with’ series is a compelling read.

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Other Books by Derek Hansen. His appetite for both women and food was prodigious. Friend or foe, both stole our food.

passion for storytelling. The friends only tell true stories and it's Neil's turn. He tells the story of his brother Billy and a woman who rents a disused house on the corner of Billy's.

Lunch with a Soldier ~~ Derek Hansen. Lunch with a Soldier. We are taken back to Hungary in the 1940s, a time when Jews are persecuted and rumours of the terrifying death camps are already circulating. This is a novel with huge range, set within a real historical landscape populated by figures like Adolf Eichmann and the Russian and Hungarian secret police. It is also the story of two brothers who vie for the affections of the same girl during a time of turmoil and separation, a story which begins in Hungary and seeks its conclusion in Australia. Recent Publishing History.

Derek Hansen (London, 1944) is a novelist and short story writer. He is the author of the 1993 book Lunch With The Generals. He was born in England, raised in New Zealand. He now lives in Sydney, Australia. Derek Hansen's works have been published in the US, United Kingdom, Europe and China. He is married, and has two adult children.

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Lunch with Mussolini – Ebook written by Derek Hansen. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Lunch with Mussolini. Spring 1945: the quiet of a northern Italian village is shattered by an explosion of gunfire as eight innocent women are gunned down.

Once again, four friends gather to share lunch and their mutual passion for storytelling. It's Neil's turn, and this time the story is distinctly Australian. His admission that it is a true story is the first of many shocks in a story that begins in the Red Ridge country of Northwest NSW, when a city woman rents a farmhouse.
Reviews: 4
Another of his great stories with a twist at the end.
Another great book by this author
another great story yarn from Derek , I just cannot put his books down .
This novel is the fourth in the 'Lunch With' series, although is a stand alone story and does not need to be read in conjunction with the others. Each of the four books is a tale narrated by one of four friends who gather regularly to eat and drink in a small local Italian restaurant in Sydney, Australia. The four friends are getting on in years and hail from different countries - Hungary, Italy, Argentina and Australia. This book is the story narrated by Neil, who grew up in the farming/opal mining areas of north west New South Wales and beginning, I estimate, after WWII. The story he tells is primarily that of his brother Billy - their childhood, Billy's tour of duty in Vietnam in the 1960s, and Billy's life after Vietnam. While living as a bit of a recluse running the family farm, a woman one day appears wanting to rent a cottage on the property. It becomes obvious early on that she is on the run from someone or something, and Billy finds himself drawn to her and whatever has befallen her.

However this story is not only that of Billy, but also of Neil and Billy. One of the rules the four friends has laid down about the story telling is that the story cannot be true. Although without having read any of the other three books, I get the impression that there are elements of a true story in each of the other tales told respectively by Ramon, Milos and Lucio. Neil states from the outset that his story is true, throwing a bit of a spanner into the works as a result, to the extent that I felt the longstanding and close friendship between the four men was seriously under threat by this not sticking to the rules. This tension is a distinct undercurrent throughout the whole book, with it becoming an absolute page turner as he reader really has no idea where it is going - how true is it really? All we know is Neil's statement at the beginning - that he was responsible for taking his brother's life. How's that for a conversation opener.

There are a number of twists and turns in this book, and it makes for a jolly good story. The author is a truly gifted story teller as seen in his novel 'Remember Me', published 2007, which I reviewed in January 2012. This review book was published 2004 and the quality of his writing improved markedly since then. The writing in the book under review feels a bit contrived and forced. For me there isn't enough subtlety or realness in the characters and relationships of the four friends - I can't really imagine four older gents who have known each other for years having a drink and a yarn in a Sydney bar/restaurant actually talking like this to each other.

This however has not stopped me from wanting to read the other three 'Lunch With' books, and I do have 'Lunch with the Stationmaster' sitting in my enormous pile of unreads. All four books have been favourably reviewed on Amazon/Good Reads etc, but no one book stands out as the 'best' or the 'favourite'. Which I guess is the way it should be - something to suit all tastes.