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Frank Baines : A Life Beyond the Sea (Paperback)

Author: Mooney, Brian

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Frank Baines (1915-1987): Able Seaman, Chindit Officer, Hindu monk, businessman, journalist, writer, film extra, prisoner, long-distance cyclist?there were many sides to Frank Baines.

Banished from a childhood paradise in Cornwall following the death of his father, the distinguished architect Sir Frank Baines, Frank ran away to sea in a Finnish grain ship and roamed the world before ending up as a Chindit in General Orde Wingate?s guerrilla army.

After the war he settled in a Hindu monastery in the Himalayan foothills, but, restless as ever, he moved to steamy Calcutta. Here he became a businessman, repairing tea chests, and embarked on his writing career. Frank returned to England in the mid-1950s and was a successful author.

This biography contains new material and previously unpublished work by Baines and it coincides with the posthumous publication of the account of his service with the Chindits,Chindit Affair: A Memoir of the War in Burma.


Publisher Thorogood
Mfg Part# 9781854187413
SKU 223302894
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1854187414
Release Date 8/13/2012
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