Four and Twenty Blackbirds the Insane Life of an English Smuggler in Bombay (Paperback)

Four and Twenty Blackbirds the Insane Life of an English Smuggler in Bombay By Godfrey Joseph Pereira Cover Image
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Midnight, 15 August 1947. As India's tryst with destiny reverberated across

the world, Charlie Strongbow, born in Bombay, a renegade Englishman,

mercenary, philosopher and schizophrenic, began his own bizarre journey.

While nascent India floundered and struggled, Charlie, along with an

English goon called Thommo, a devious accountant named Willie, a vicious

Portuguese temptress, Dona Maria, and twenty British desperadoes, took

possession of Cross Island near the Bombay Docks. Here they functioned in

illegal harmony, bound by no rules and no principles, and set about building a

black-market trade between Southampton and Bombay.

There was no stopping Charlie-but for memories of his own past filled with

the misery of childhood abuse and guilt at having abandoned his daughters. As

he drank himself to senselessness and let his inner demons take over, Detective

Desai, a man Charlie had destroyed, raised an unrelenting war against Cross

Island. But the severest blow of all would be struck by Dona Maria...

Based on true events, Four and Twenty Blackbirds is an utterly gripping novel-

the disturbing, astonishing story of an Englishman who won everything but

lost his soul on a no man's land in the Arabian Sea.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789354472237
ISBN-10: 9354472230
Publisher: Speaking Tiger Books
Publication Date: December 20th, 2021
Pages: 296
Language: English