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The Purple Plain

First Published in 1947 by Michael Joseph Limted.

Full of mounting suspense and masterly characterisation, Bates's popular wartime novel tells the story of three very different men who, after their aircraft crashes, are forced to trek across the Burmese wilderness to safety.

"One of the most exciting and perfectly executed pieces of fiction that I have ever read."
Spectator

"It haunts you, alike for the queer and mounting suspense and for the masterly portraits of the three men."
Sunday Times

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