The whole place had the dead, echoless feel of an abandoned building. He stood up and strolled over to the orderlyp 59 M69 1957
failed to arrive, he assumed I had broken down and abandoned the half-track, and had come out searching for me. Ip 87 WG 1959
evenings he would play with the neighbourhood gang around the abandoned railway station, punting a home-made flat car along the overgrownp 151 CH 1960
pulse. But once the watch was in his possession he abandoned any thought of tracing the owner and returning it. Thatp 154 CH 1960
pavements. Stacey drove slowly, avoiding the occasional bus or truck abandoned in the middle of the road, its tyres peeling offp 157 CH 1960
all the way over from the West Side to the abandoned radio station under the flyover at the deserted end ofp 107 SS 1960
Street at ten, soon left behind the dingy warehouses and abandoned tenements that had enclosed Madame Gioconda for so long. Squeezedp 121 SS 1960
couple of old-time prospectors were renovating the derelict gold-panning equipment abandoned over eighty years ago. They had noticed the bright yellowp 174 VT 1960
a narrow saddle that ran between the hills to an abandoned Air Force weapons range on one of the remoter saltp 183 VT 1960
and once they came down Earth was, to all intents, abandoned. From then on the only people likely to be pickedp 237 DE 1961
the sloping grass towards the Underground station below the Ritz. Abandoned haversacks and sleeping bags lay about among the litter underp 279 GA 1961
but the line was dead. The station had obviously been abandoned days earlier. ‘Any luck?‘ Pat asked when he went downp 48 WFN 1961
NEW YORK: 175 mph. All skyscrapers in Manhattan windowless and abandoned. TV aerial and tower of Empire State Building down. Statuep 52 WFN 1961
Park. City at standstill. Casualties: 500. VENICE: 176 mph. City abandoned. Casualties: 2,000. Heavy seas have demolished Grand Canal palazzosp 52 WFN 1961
TOWN: 74 mph. 4 casualties. Intact. SINGAPORE: 178 mph. City abandoned. Government control nonexistent. Casualties: 25,000. Simon Marshall read carefullyp 53 WFN 1961
were heavily sandbagged and looked as if they had been abandoned by their occupants to sustain alone the terrors of somep 62 WFN 1961
piled up against the embankment walls like refuse in an abandoned municipal dump. They stopped just past Hyde Park Corner inp 79 WFN 1961
tunnels with their long corridors and spaced lights. Tripping over abandoned clothing and cooking utensils, they reached the station in fivep 81 WFN 1961
axle, tires flat, windows shattered, a collection of half-packed suitcases abandoned by the open trunk. Protecting his face from the stonesp 84 WFN 1961
doorway of the apartment house. All the apartments had been abandoned, and air whirled around the stairway, changing its direction everyp 84 WFN 1961
moisture exuded from the wet cement making it resemble an abandoned sewer. Head down, he hurried along to the station entrancep 87 WFN 1961
at its berth in the sub-pen, unless he had been abandoned and the ship recruited for some other special mission, inp 92 WFN 1961
out into the middle of a maze of tomblike vaults, abandoned wine cellars somewhere off the main square. Ancient stairways, deepp 106 WFN 1961
big K-boat.‘ They reached the control deck, peered into the abandoned offices. The heavy concrete walls of the base were stillp 111 WFN 1961
listen to those hypno-drills.‘ He looked out bleakly at the abandoned airfield stretching away to the cold tundra beyond the perimeterp 327 13C 1962
along the horizon fitfully illuminated the white faces of the abandoned hotels, Bridgman stepped on to his balcony and looked outp 355 CS 1962
Canaveral -- were well stocked with supplies of canned food abandoned when the area was evacuated and wired off. There werep 358 CS 1962
the launching pad, which had brought Travis to Canaveral, the abandoned Mecca of the first heroes of astronautics. Tactfully Bridgman hadp 359 CS 1962
waited until the storm subsided. Shortly before dawn the wardens abandoned their search, unable to bring the heavy sand-car on top 364 CS 1962
off and evacuated, billions of dollars of real estate were abandoned to the virus. Fortunately never virulent to animal hosts, itsp 367 CS 1962
long drained, and the whole place was degenerating like an abandoned amusement park, but there was enough bizarre extravagance in thep 305 TDS 1962
groves of giant gymnosperms crowding over the roofs of the abandoned department stores four hundred yards away on the east sidep 7 DW 1962
higher ground in mountainous areas nearer the Equator had been abandoned despite their cooler temperatures because of the diminished atmospheric protectionp 23 DW 1962
any more abstract motives for staying behind would soon be abandoned. A year earlier, he had been accidentally marooned on ap 31 DW 1962
Riggs might well perform that role. Several times, before they abandoned one of the drowned cities, he had wound the two-tonp 61 DW 1962
as electrical power generators and switchgear that had been perforce abandoned by the government. Nominally such looting was highly penalised, butp 88 DW 1962
the smallest of the buildings had been barricaded before being abandoned, and a makeshift clutter of steel screens and grilles collapsedp 125 DW 1962
mind by the insistent pounding of the black sun. He abandoned any attempt to return to the hotel -- the creekp 127 DW 1962
looking down at the voluminous folds of Beatrice's gown, then abandoned his plan to retrace his entry over the stern paddlep 150 DW 1962
a valuable job reclaiming works of art that were perforce abandoned. Though I'm not sure what his real motives are.‘ Hep 155 DW 1962
for an invisible door out of his nightmare. Finally he abandoned the craft and trudged on ahead with a small parcelp 165 DW 1962
against the altar like someone jerked from his grave and abandoned to await the Day of Judgement. Then he realised whyp 167 DW 1962
bear this tribute to her plastic surgeons, Lunora had abruptly abandoned her career and become a leading patron of the finep 396 TSS 1962
know this place may well be nothing more than an abandoned zoo.‘ Mrs Osmond regarded him with rueful amusement. ‘Charles, youp 379 WT 1962
The days passed in a blur of uneaten meals and abandoned chess games, their very identity blotting out any sense ofp 513 EG 1963
he sat at the card-table in the lounge (they had abandoned the veranda with the colder weather, and a patch ofp 516 EG 1963
price for their romantic indiscretions -- in short, all those abandoned casualties of the army of privilege. As far as thep 525 MO 1963
at Lake Maracaibo, where the only forests consisted of the abandoned oil rigs built out into the water. Their rusting hulksp 435 QR 1963
they could see a small clearing where a clutter of abandoned adobe huts dissolved like refuse heaps in the sunlight. ‘Isp 437 QR 1963
A few dying fires smoked plaintively among the huts, and abandoned utensils and smashed pottery lay about in the red dustp 449 QR 1963
of the campong flared in the low wind, illuminating the abandoned old man, presumably the former witch doctor, whom he hadp 454 QR 1963
advancing down the beach carried them back, tripping over the abandoned radios in the sand. Still together, they found their footingp 433 RE 1963
volcano jungle. The beach-houses had been empty for weeks, and abandoned sand-yachts stood in the centre of the lakes, embalmed inp 541 SG 1963
possible. After five thousand years the attempt had been reluctantly abandoned, but out of respect for the tomb-builders their pavilions werep 462 TT 1963
nexus of rockcuttings and causeways which were part of an abandoned irrigation scheme. The colours of the hills were more vividp 492 VH 1963
The absolute isolation of the ruined figure, cast like an abandoned ship upon the empty shore, almost out of sound ofp 646 DG 1964
the closed banks and stores. The sidestreets were packed with abandoned cars, confirming that the river was the only route ofp 611 IM 1964
largest hotels in Miami and then two years earlier abruptly abandoned his work in disgust. He had married Emerelda, after bribingp 621 IM 1964
the streets, which were waist-high forests of fossil spurs, the abandoned cars embedded within them like armoured saurians on an ancientp 622 IM 1964
Miami has already been -- some reporters have described the abandoned resort as a city of a thousand cathedral spires, likep 626 IM 1964
people, but after the storm and my walk along the abandoned coast, I was glad to talk to someone. Although shep 570 PCD 1964
lagoon. Through the cold night air he could see the abandoned Superfortresses lying among the palms beyond the perimeter of thep 589 TB 1964
facing him. Each afternoon he left his cell in the abandoned camera bunker among the dunes and walked down into thep 589 TB 1964
Since the moratorium on atomic tests, the island had been abandoned by the Atomic Energy Commission, and the wilderness of weaponsp 590 TB 1964
To the east was the emergency landing strip and the abandoned aircraft. In the afternoon light their shifting rectilinear shadows madep 593 TB 1964
seemed like ornamental lakes in a city of deserted mausoleums, abandoned even by the dead, he would see the spectres ofp 594 TB 1964
out onto the surface in some earlier test, like the abandoned wombs that had given birth to this herd of megalithsp 595 TB 1964
would be among the last people to remain in the abandoned town. Since the death of her father, the former curatorp 15 D 1965
pools emptied of their last reserves of water. Lines of abandoned cars were parked under the withering plane trees and thep 25 D 1965
their populations had resettled themselves elsewhere, these new deserts were abandoned for good. The continued appearance of more and more suchp 30 D 1965
enormous collapsing message. Mingled with the fires of incinerators and abandoned garbage, they transformed the open plain beyond the city intop 35 D 1965
the smouldering incinerators added their smoke to the ash-filled air. Abandoned cars lay by the roadside, or had been jerked outp 47 D 1965
weeks ahead, when the couple would be alone in the abandoned city. ‘Is no one helping them?‘ Whitman ignored the questionp 48 D 1965
of omission like a hermit on the fringes of an abandoned city, would not be viable. The blighted landscape and itsp 49 D 1965
the figure of the white-haired witch. As he watched the abandoned houses stretching along the ash-covered streets, and heard the restivep 49 D 1965
patrolled the darkened streets, methodically closing the doors of the abandoned cars and putting out the refuse fires in the gardensp 64 D 1965
its verges like the battle debris of a motorized army. Abandoned cars and trucks had been driven off at random intop 74 D 1965
the river, looking down at the outboard motor Ransom had abandoned. His skiff, secured by the pole, was propped against thep 78 D 1965
they rested, sitting in the back seats of the cars abandoned along the roadway. As the fires of the city flickeredp 85 D 1965
the fuel tank half full. Looking out at the vehicles abandoned along the road, Ransom assumed that they had been leftp 85 D 1965
entered the approaches to the river crossing. The numbers of abandoned cars increased. Ransom drove slowly along the one lane stillp 86 D 1965
from the shore to trap the sea -- the salt abandoned during the previous years had begun to slide off thep 108 D 1965
sheeting let into their mouths, but the dwellings had been abandoned for years. The sand retained something of the sun's warmthp 129 D 1965
the centre of the road, passing the submerged forms of abandoned cars. The succession of humps, the barest residue of identityp 143 D 1965
metal object, and he remembered the outboard motor he had abandoned by the houseboat. For some reason he now wanted top 150 D 1965
the Palais de Chaillot, like rats in some sort of abandoned test-maze warped out of its normal time. The victors, distinguishedp 28 UGM 1966
jutting balconies of the London Hilton, and lastly of the abandoned weapons range. Here the circular target areas became identified inp 13 AE 1966
the flaring light of the petrochemical plants. The ruins of abandoned cinemas stood at the Street corners, faded billboards facing themp 15 AE 1966
of galvanic energy and uncertainty. As he moved across the abandoned landscape near the overpass, the perspectives of the air seemedp 32 AW 1966
wind and ice, stretching on into the Russian steppe, where abandoned cities lay under the glaciers like closed jewels. By contrastp 670 DF 1966
tourist towns. It was here, at Columbine Sept Heures, an abandoned town beside the drained river five miles from Leptis Magnap 670 DF 1966
heard when he arrived at the desert town. In the abandoned car park near the quay at Tripoli he found ap 670 DF 1966
to adjust the carburettor, the town seemed to have been abandoned for years, his own presence obliterated as quickly as hisp 678 DF 1966
and tank farms shining in the dawn light, was an abandoned refinery and the white roofs of the near-by staff settlementp 678 DF 1966
a few stragglers appearing from the nesting grounds along the abandoned coast -- he went back to his telescope. The womanp 700 SBD 1966
than by some interior lantern, like the pavilions of an abandoned necropolis built out on a series of piers from thep 11 CW 1966
lumps of impure jade and amber, and the sculptors had abandoned all pretence to Christian imagery and produced squatting idols withp 33 CW 1966
two African youths in blue denims were lounging around an abandoned motorcar, one of them sitting on the hood against thep 41 CW 1966
concealed piece on the board. As he walked past the abandoned motor-car, Sanders noticed that some sort of commotion was goingp 43 CW 1966
warehouses. Sanders followed him, and saw Ventress disappear behind the abandoned motor-car. In the harbour the fires had burned themselves outp 47 CW 1966
drifted past. Now and then they came across sections of abandoned wharves that had been pulled off their moorings by thep 54 CW 1966
derelict jetty that jutted out into the river from an abandoned plantation. Sitting on the soft beams over the water, theyp 55 CW 1966
the closed banks and stores. The side-streets were packed with abandoned cars, indicating that the river was the only route ofp 72 CW 1966
fifty yards behind Ventress. Several times he thought Ventress had abandoned him, but always the white-suited figure, his hair and shouldersp 100 CW 1966
in Lagos and Accra, and then two years earlier abruptly abandoned his work in disgust. He had married Serena when shep 110 CW 1966
through the deserted streets, waist-high forests of fossil spurs, the abandoned cars embedded within them like armoured saurians on an ancientp 116 CW 1966
A path led toward it through the trees, passing the abandoned mine-works. Sanders stepped over the fence, then walked through thep 139 CW 1966
pendants, intermingled with countless smaller stones and industrial diamonds. This abandoned harvest glittered coldly in the moonlight. As he stood amongp 147 CW 1966
hollow, wondering if Thorensen had taken Serena with him and abandoned the summer house, hoping to trap Ventress there, or whetherp 152 CW 1966
had described, presumably the home of the tribe of lepers abandoned by their priest. Sanders mentioned his meeting with the lepersp 161 CW 1966
been -- no doubt you have seen reports of the abandoned resort as a city of a thousand cathedral spires, ap 168 CW 1966
settlements on the other side of the river had been abandoned. One craft, however, as usual still patrolled the empty waterfrontp 174 CW 1966
sand-reefs, an ocean of dunes, and the shell of an abandoned yacht half a mile away near the jagged mouth ofp 723 CHC 1967
towards my car. Nolan had landed, a caricature of Cyrano abandoned in mid-air. Petit Manuel limped to and fro, gathering togetherp 748 CSC 1967
the automobile inclined on a downward ramp. cars of the abandoned motorcade Cine-films as group therapy. Patients were encouraged to formp 90 PAJ 1967
They follow a road through wooded terrain with meadows and abandoned farms on either side. Now and then there is ap 963 TW 1967
of the test collisions defined the sexual ambiguities of the abandoned motorcade. Indicators of Sexual Arousal. During the interval when thep 44 DM 1967
young man in the laminated suit watching him from the abandoned amusement park, Trabert knew that the time had come forp 44 DM 1967
tend her as she gave birth to the sky? The Abandoned Motorcade. Walking through the deserted streets with Kline and Comap 46 DM 1967
deserted streets with Kline and Coma, Trabert found the motorcade abandoned in the sunlight. They moved along the rows of smashedp 46 DM 1967
November, when Judith and I arrived, the entire area was abandoned. Beyond Cocoa Beach, where I stopped the car, the ruinedp 760 DA 1968
but ...‘ Judith was staring at the debris of tyres and abandoned cars, her pale eyes becalmed in her drawn face. ‘Philipp 760 DA 1968
sea, I drove the car into the garage of an abandoned nightclub fifty yards from the road. From the trunk Ip 761 DA 1968
perimeter fence, like two late visitors arriving at a resort abandoned years earlier. It was twenty years now since the lastp 761 DA 1968
had been churning around the dunes, setting fire to the abandoned cabins and crushing the old car bodies. Platoons of soldiersp 765 DA 1968
sat in the unfading sunlight on the sloping concrete. The abandoned motorway ran off into the haze, silver firs growing throughp 22 UD 1968
is a prospector, picking over the phosphorescent soil in the abandoned zones of the mind. His first two films were Alonep BAT 1968
the empty air, echoing off the metal roofs of the abandoned town. Fire-crackers burst over the trees along the shore, thep 788 PTD 1969
Like an advancing horde of ants, they spilled across the abandoned farmland, completely ignoring an intact town and then homing onp 788 PTD 1969
moved through the empty streets, closing the doors of the abandoned cars and parking them along the kerb, shutting the windowsp 790 PTD 1969
any refugees had arrived after crossing the river. Nothing moved. Abandoned cars filled the side-streets. Broken store windows formed jagged framesp 791 PTD 1969
THE WIND At midnight I heard music playing from the abandoned nightclub among the dunes at Lagoon West. Each evening thep 795 SGW 1970
made me guess that she was sleepwalking, drawn to this abandoned nightclub from one of the mansions along the shore. Besidep 795 SGW 1970
Two days later I heard music coming again from the abandoned nightclub. As I sat on the veranda in the eveningp 800 SGW 1970
I watched the car disappear among the hills. By the abandoned nightclub the dark air drew its empty signatures across thep 805 SGW 1970
overgrown by grass. Vorster gestured at the shell of an abandoned helicopter. "As you can see, the runway leases expired yearsp 40 JAC 1970
he had become more and more preoccupied, moving between this abandoned aquarium and the hospital casualty department. Why was he buyingp 42 JAC 1970
with nervous young women in the crushed rear compartments of abandoned cars in breakers‘ yards, and their photographs in the posturesp 10 C 1973
motorway overpasses, the melancholy conjunction formed by a crushed vehicle abandoned on the grass verge and the serene motion sculpture ofp 11 C 1973
morning, on the roof of the airport car-park where we abandoned the car, Vaughan calmly pointed out to me the deepp 13 C 1973
parked in the sunlight against the rear wall of an abandoned cinema. At the far end of the asphalt yard wasp 67 C 1973
my eyes this parallax fused with the image of an abandoned car lying in the rust-stained grass on the lower slopesp 79 C 1973
wig and leopard-skin coat. He may start following Catherine.‘ I abandoned my office. On that first day we drove for hoursp 167 C 1973
dentist had skidded through the railings and overturned in the abandoned allotment garden below. I followed Vaughan and watched from thep 169 C 1973
that divided the motorway embankment from the edge of an abandoned wrecker's yard. I listened to the last music of thep 199 C 1973
some hyper-cerebral machine. In the breaker's yard a testudo of abandoned cars lay together in the ever-changing light, their outlines shiftingp 200 C 1973
irritation from my hands and arms. I had entered an abandoned world. The stones in the road surface cut unevenly intop 205 C 1973
airline coaches filled with mannequins dressed in meaningless clothing. An abandoned car, its engine and wheels removed, sat on its axlesp 205 C 1973
right-hand front fender striking the rear wheel housing of the abandoned car in which I had sat. It swung away, rippingp 206 C 1973
on to the motor road above. I walked to the abandoned car and leaned against the roof. The passenger door hadp 206 C 1973
thought of this image of an empty city, with an abandoned technology left to its own devices, as we drove downp 212 C 1973
the waste lot beyond the damaged palisade the group of abandoned cars lay in the blanched light. I drove past thep 212 C 1973
way I had let him down. Meanwhile, the Lincoln lay abandoned in the avenue. Without Vaughan's presence, it rapidly disintegrated. Asp 220 C 1973
Catherine and I walked down the lines of seized and abandoned vehicles. The pound was in darkness, lit only by thep 223 C 1973
has now gone into reverse. The future has now been abandoned as a zone of imaginative excitement, and most of thep 204 UGM 1974
and technology; and second, its attempt, now more or less abandoned by the so-called mainstream novel, to place some kind ofp 204 UGM 1974
fix in his mind this place of wild grass and abandoned cars where he had very nearly lost his life. Shieldingp 10 CI 1974
the overheated light of the island, by the wild grass, abandoned cars and builder's equipment. Traffic moved along the westbound lanesp 10 CI 1974
of them would notice the haggard figure standing among the abandoned cars. The cold air drummed at Maitland's chest. Even inp 24 CI 1974
had spoken no more than the truth. This patch of abandoned ground left over at the junction of three motorway routesp 25 CI 1974
set into a fallen gravestone. He was standing in an abandoned churchyard. A pile of worn headstones lay to one sidep 30 CI 1974
locked the trunk and hobbled through the grass around the abandoned cars. Five vehicles, wrecks left behind in the breaker's yardp 33 CI 1974
charred earth, trying to find a single tenant of this abandoned landscape. Had a world war broken out overnight? Perhaps thep 43 CI 1974
tourist would arrive to park their cars, like a city abandoned In advance of itself. Through the open doorway Maitland watchedp 48 CI 1974
the grass, Maitland climbed on to the roof of an abandoned air-raid shelter. Resting here, he inspected the island more carefullyp 50 CI 1974
fading light he could see that the shelter was an abandoned beggar's hovel. A line of faded quilts hung from thep 55 CI 1974
the course of their afternoon patrol they had reached the abandoned churchyard to the south of the breaker's yard. Maitland couldp 102 CI 1974
feeder lanes. Maitland felt himself alone on an alien planet abandoned by its inhabitants, a race of motorway builders who hadp 106 CI 1974
beach-house. Until then, during these first three months at the abandoned resort built among the sand hills, his obsession with Wakep 811 DFW 1974
at first with the task of settling in at the abandoned resort, and above all with doing nothing. Despite the endlessp 812 DFW 1974
he had rented a house from a doctor in this abandoned resort, and intended to live there for a year onp 813 DFW 1974
dunes above the beach. A write-off, the Fortress had been abandoned where it lay, soon to be covered by the shiftingp 814 DFW 1974
hate to see the whole town levelled.‘ ‘It's an officially abandoned wreck.‘ Melville pointed to the stripped-down gun turret. ‘Everything hasp 815 DFW 1974
her solo flight across Africa, testing her aircraft at this abandoned airfield beside the dunes, coincided powerfully with his own dreamp 815 DFW 1974
the day when he and Helen Winthrop would leave this abandoned resort and take off into the western sky. ‘All thep 818 DFW 1974
relayed over the conference loudspeakers I and my fellow journalists abandoned our seats in the auditorium and hurried out into thep 820 AD 1975
and swimming-pools, bank and junior school -- all in effect abandoned in the sky -- the high-rise offered more than enoughp 7 HR 1975
occupied. Together they were set in a mile-square area of abandoned dockland and warehousing along the north bank of the riverp 8 HR 1975
central London seemed slightly more distant, the landscape of an abandoned planet receding slowly from his mind. By contrast with thep 9 HR 1975
deserted and silent, as if the entire high-rise had been abandoned. The manager's office was closed, and unsorted mail lay onp 43 HR 1975
real duel would be resolved among the deserted corridors and abandoned apartments of the building inside their heads, watched only byp 92 HR 1975
dirty glasses and ashtrays, all the debris of a party abandoned by its guests. The music from the balconies nearby wasp 93 HR 1975
had lost his bearings. They had entered an enclave of abandoned apartments on the 22nd floor. They wandered around the desertedp 110 HR 1975
intermittent life. A faint music played somewhere around him. An abandoned record turntable was spinning again. In an empty bedroom ap 111 HR 1975
the term, meant more than the casual seizure of an abandoned apartment. Dozens of these were scattered throughout the high-rise. Wilderp 114 HR 1975
her minions moved through the apartment building, offering help to abandoned or isolated wives, sisters of sinister charity. Wilder went intop 118 HR 1975
darkness at night, and over a hundred apartments had been abandoned by their owners. The clan system, which had once givenp 120 HR 1975
and unguilty pleasure in urinating wherever he cared, defecating in abandoned apartments regardless of the health hazards to himself and hisp 120 HR 1975
without success to force the lock. Conceivably the Hillmans had abandoned the apartment and taken shelter with friends. Then he heardp 123 HR 1975
woman and her small son, the apartment had recently been abandoned, and no attempt had been made to padlock the doorp 128 HR 1975
neatly dressed in suits and raincoats, briefcases in hand. The abandoned cars in the access roads prevented the police from reachingp 131 HR 1975
an empty apartment on the 19th floor after Wilder had abandoned her, she was totally exhausted, numbed by hunger and indignationp 133 HR 1975
could tell instantly if a marauder was moving through the abandoned apartments nearby. During the brief period each afternoon when hep 146 HR 1975
wing of the building. Three doors along, he entered an abandoned apartment. The rooms were empty, the furniture and fittings longp 151 HR 1975
almost intoxicating nostalgia. Laing moved to the next apartment, also abandoned and gutted. In a bedroom he noticed that the carpetp 151 HR 1975
mattress in the living-room, and spent his days hunting the abandoned apartments for food, water and batteries. The reappearance of televisionp 154 HR 1975
previous afternoon with a lipstick he had found in an abandoned apartment. What had begun as a drink-fuddled game had soonp 155 HR 1975
converted into small, single-tenant cabins, but they were all now abandoned. Two bodies, he noted, floated in the pool, barely distinguishablep 159 HR 1975
his skin. Still sucking his fingers, and thinking of himself abandoned in this huge building, Wilder stepped out of the apartmentp 164 HR 1975
by clearing a section of any one of a hundred abandoned roads. ‘It's almost too quiet now,‘ Judith said. ‘Have youp 829 LFA 1975
here, this hippified doctor who lived in one of the abandoned hotels on the playa and unexpectedly turned up in hisp 830 LFA 1975
nefarious game in the mountains. He was probably pillaging the abandoned monasteries, looting their icons and gold plate. Forrester had ap 830 LFA 1975
balcony again and scanned the road to Figueras, past the abandoned nightclubs and motorboat rental offices. The aircraft had gone, disappearingp 831 LFA 1975
woman. Behind him, facing the airstrip, was a roadside restaurant abandoned years before. Through the salt-stained windows he could see thep 833 LFA 1975
continued across the bridge, winding in and out of the abandoned cars in the parking lot beside the airstrip. Following Gould'sp 834 LFA 1975
towns all over the earth the streets were deserted, traffic abandoned as people waited quietly by their television sets. The Presidentp 843 LDG 1976
to London) and cine-films taken of the runways at an abandoned USAAF base near Mildenhall -- it is clear that Drp 850 NTM 1976
as they drove at random around eastern Suffolk, visiting one abandoned airfield after another. In his February 1975 Diaries (a fewp 851 NTM 1976
the intensity of which a middle-aged man is capable. I abandoned my office, leaving the staff to cope for themselves, andp 868 S 1976
the canyons opening among the office-blocks of the city, an abandoned dream waiting to be re-occupied. Shadow and sunlight alternated betweenp 876 UC 1976
in every respect than that of the city they had abandoned, but a technology applied to the waterwheel, the tidal pumpp 878 UC 1976
in the parking lots along the quays. Scores had been abandoned on the bridge approach-roads when their owners set out onp 878 UC 1976
used as a municipal dump. Old tyres, industrial waste and abandoned domestic appliances lay about in a rusty moraine. Rising fromp 883 UC 1976
above this museum of cars in the centre of the abandoned airport. His fingers fluttered across the keys of the calculatorp 889 UC 1976
the thousands of cars parked on the runways of this abandoned airport. Here, moved by some profound compulsion, he spent hisp 891 UC 1976
headlines. Grandiose projects started all over the world and then abandoned to rivals and pupils, a succession of wives, the thirdp 897 UC 1976
had longed for through so many years an empty and abandoned shell. Halloway listened to him without speaking. When Stillman finishedp 901 UC 1976
One by one the streets were cleared of debris and abandoned cars, the sidewalks were free from garbage, the plate-glass shopfrontsp 906 UC 1976
at a sedate pace, cautiously making their way through the abandoned cars and festoons of rusting telephone wire. There were endlessp 909 UC 1976
submarine melancholy of drowned cars looming up at him from abandoned lakes, by the brilliant colours of the garbage hills, byp 915 UC 1976
chalky whiteness of old china-clay tips, vivid as powdered ice, abandoned railyards with their moss-covered locomotives, the undimmed beauty of industrialp 915 UC 1976
over the broken glass and burnt-out cables, past dozens of abandoned cars. Discarded banknotes, printed with his own name, drifted alongp 924 UC 1976
paranoid woman, he was struck by the magnificence of these abandoned hotels in which they had once stayed. A cryptic architecturep 6 IY1 1976
the car. Five miles down the coast he found the abandoned sea-plane base where the pilot had refuelled, by now morep 8 IY1 1976
hour's drive down the coast he entered a zone of abandoned marinas, collapsing canals and private air-strips, where he lost himselfp 10 IY1 1976
resting beside drained swimming pools, wary of the intoxications of abandoned parking lots ... THE INVISIBLE YEARS 2 ‘Here time makes nop 12 IY1 1976
on all sides to the horizon. The guard-house had been abandoned. The two Japanese sentries who usually waved me away wheneverp 925 DT 1977
to me, a garage owner from Shanghai, pointed to the abandoned houses. Catching our breath after the brisk walk, we gazedp 926 DT 1977
and bridge-houses emerging from the swollen tide. We passed another abandoned village, and then the green shell of a reconnaissance aircraftp 931 DT 1977
further delays to rest the engine, I found the truck abandoned by a Japanese road-block. In the afternoon haze the surfacep 935 DT 1977
had presumably set off on foot. I stopped beside his abandoned truck, listening to the harsh beat of my engine inp 935 DT 1977
Seated side by side in a rickshaw that had been abandoned in the central square of the village were an elderlyp 938 DT 1977
drives down the dead coast, the deserted parking lots and abandoned hotels with their terrifying bathrooms. Assuaging these dreams, he builtp 73 IY2 1977
the flat sand ran along the Normandy coast like an abandoned highway, its right shoulder washed by the sea. Every half-milep 972 OAU 1978
jostle for a place on the warm roofs of the abandoned cars. When I lean against a pillar-box, trying to straightenp 7 UDC 1979
me. They flowered among the debris of worn tyres and abandoned mattresses. To my right was a furniture hypermarket, its openp 37 UDC 1979
field of poppies to the nearest of the lakes. An abandoned gravel conveyor and the rusting shells of two cars layp 68 UDC 1979
and newspaper offices. Behind them, a few feet from the abandoned briefcases, a small grove of needle-leaved plants had sprung upp 108 UDC 1979
road and entered the empty streets, hooves tapping among the abandoned cars. I paused at their head, excited by the spoorp 114 UDC 1979
their fossil remains lit by the moon. Although he had abandoned his church to me, Father Wingate had worked bard thatp 119 UDC 1979
in an invisible reproductive orgy. I felt that we had abandoned our genital organs and were merging together, cell to cellp 121 UDC 1979
into the arbours of orchids and gourds into which the abandoned cars had been transformed. Tapioca plants ran riot in thep 140 UDC 1979
tree, elderly couples relaxed in the rear seats of the abandoned cars. There was a sense of intermission. As I walkedp 144 UDC 1979
they clamoured up at me, like refugees fearful of being abandoned in this jungle town. ‘Come on! All of you! Flyp 156 UDC 1979
down the back streets of the town, ransacking the houses abandoned by their owners. I watched him load the hearse withp 170 UDC 1979
The thousands of birds sat on the roofs of the abandoned cars, perched in the gutters of the supermarket and postp 176 UDC 1979
hair lashed like a pirate's behind his neck. He had abandoned his work on the Cessna and was now openly huntingp 177 UDC 1979
Wingate to come and bandage my wound, but they had abandoned me. I saw them across the park, Father Wingate comfortingp 191 UDC 1979
Cessna's propeller. The aged chimpanzee I had fed when Stark abandoned his zoo squatted in the grass, striking its head asp 196 UDC 1979
off his panama hat and sailed it away over the abandoned cars, then embraced me affectionately. ‘Blake, you came through ...!‘ Allp 206 UDC 1979
water-spray rotated across an ornamental pond, and children's toys lay abandoned by the garden gates. On all sides the birds crowdedp 210 UDC 1979
and the congregation of the birds, I no longer felt abandoned here, as if the now annealed halves of myself formedp 215 UDC 1979
of light moving towards the sun. Shepperton was silent now, abandoned by the birds. The empty river touched my feet, ap 220 UDC 1979
Was his obsession with America, which his unknown ancestors had abandoned a century earlier, was his determination to return to thisp 14 HA 1981
of the panic a century earlier when America had finally abandoned itself. In the mosaics of flaking paint that clung top 17 HA 1981
fleet of vessels chartered from the world's ports and then abandoned here when there was no fuel left to bunker themp 17 HA 1981
perhaps the entire Fort Knox reserves lay on the quayside, abandoned there by the last army units before they could bep 18 HA 1981
them, at the soundless city with its great towers and abandoned streets, a million empty windows lit by the afternoon sunp 23 HA 1981
itinerary. The rescue mission four months later had found an abandoned camp outside Memphis, a trail of skeletons gnawed by lizardsp 27 HA 1981
next there was a mad stampede for the gangway. Sailors abandoned the pumps, dashed to the fo'c‘sle and emerged withp 33 HA 1981
expedition members, while Steiner watched from the bridge of the abandoned Apollo. Orlowski took the lead, solar topee protecting his baldp 34 HA 1981
York around him seemed preserved in limbo, its vast buildings abandoned only the previous day. Pausing to rest again, Wayne steppedp 37 HA 1981
the noon glare, Wayne and the sailors wandered through the abandoned supermarkets, whose shelves were still loaded with the canned goodsp 42 HA 1981
taken over the suburban gardens. At Kennedy Airport hundreds of abandoned airliners sat on flattened tyres, mesquite and prickly pear grewp 42 HA 1981
programmes of industrialisation. The ambitious Western Sahara irrigation project was abandoned, the Upper Amazon dam left uncompleted. The construction of thep 45 HA 1981
in the cracked concrete of the California freeways, millions of abandoned cars rusted on flattened tyres in the garages and parkingp 47 HA 1981
in itself and its future. The sight of millions of abandoned vehicles seemed a last judgment on the failure of ap 47 HA 1981
as more and more areas of the United States were abandoned. A huge fleet of ships berthed in the harbours ofp 48 HA 1981
By the year 2030 the American continent had been totally abandoned, its once teeming cities empty and silent. With the agreementp 48 HA 1981
heat lay over the parched coastline, dust-clouds hung above the abandoned cities. As they looked back over the stern-rails of thep 49 HA 1981
the Rockies. The last reports from Las Vegas described the abandoned gambling capital sitting half-submerged in a lake of rain-lashed waterp 50 HA 1981
and carousing in the empty bars by night, looting the abandoned apartments for the treasure of exotic clothes and record playersp 53 HA 1981
As far as the Apollo was concerned, the Captain had abandoned ship in all senses. His lack of concern for thep 56 HA 1981
and probably all the way across America, in thousands of abandoned motels. A few gallons, but enough.‘ ‘Enough for one manp 59 HA 1981
unwound into the haze, lined with mile after mile of abandoned cars and trucks. Each evening they left the road andp 70 HA 1981
White House, like the distraught wife of a murdered President abandoned by his staff. ‘Gregor! There's been another earthquake -- ap 83 HA 1981
there on the dry sand, hundreds of cars and shacks abandoned around them. It must have taken a long time top 93 HA 1981
it looks like it might be ours. Steiner has finally abandoned us. One moment he was leaning against a pump inp 96 HA 1981
each clustered around its fortified filling station. There were few abandoned vehicles on Route 50, and they kept up an exhilaratingp 105 HA 1981
stocked with lurid tales of death from the sky. They abandoned their camels on the spot and climbed into the backp 107 HA 1981
guts of old Pacific locos, up into the mountains past abandoned ski-lodges like the villa-fortresses of some race of latterday Incasp 114 HA 1981
neon signs. In the centre of Durango the shells of abandoned cars formed a line of curbside bowers for bouquets ofp 117 HA 1981
Perhaps the pit bosses, gangsters and casino operators who had abandoned the city a century earlier had casually left the lightsp 123 HA 1981
as they stared nonchalantly at the overgrown gardens of the abandoned mansions. From the air Los Angeles is a bizarre sightp 147 HA 1981
Convention Center, Wayne rested in the rear seat of an abandoned Buick convertible. The Presidents stood in a confused gang outsidep 187 HA 1981
Wayne with level-eyed hostility. Clearly she assumed that Wayne had abandoned them in their week of crisis. ‘He's gone, Wayne --p 189 HA 1981
away from them. He had reached the safety of an abandoned truck when Ursula stood up and shouted at him, nightclubp 189 HA 1981
guarding the hotel -- clearly the young Mexicans had all abandoned Manson, at last seeing the reality behind the gunships andp 203 HA 1981
The grey dawn light exposed a shambles of barbed wire, abandoned strongpoints and burnt-out Buicks. The expedition would soon be therep 210 HA 1981
if the decapitated head had realised that it was being abandoned here in the sky above the doomed city. Wayne lookedp 231 HA 1981
the evenings, as Franklin rested on the roof of the abandoned clinic, he would often remember Trippett, and the last drivep 1010 NFS 1981
taken a touching pleasure in the derelict landscape, in the abandoned motels and weed-choked swimming pools of the small town nearp 1011 NFS 1981
a ghostly memory of the electric night. Franklin liked the abandoned gambling resort. The other physicians lived within a short drivep 1020 NFS 1981
swimming pools of the empty hotels, remembering the intoxications of abandoned parking lots. In a sense that drive had been hisp 1023 NFS 1981
the road, found myself in the parking lot of some abandoned hypermarket, surrounded by a crowd of staring faces. In factp 1024 NFS 1981
as if trying to rouse the spectral tenants of the abandoned bars and motels. But Sheppard sat calmly at the controlsp 1061 MNF 1982
to turn back, he soared to and fro above the abandoned space grounds, unsettling though they were, with their immense runwaysp 1062 MNF 1982
freed the terminal cases from their hospital beds. Martinsen had abandoned his post at the clinic, against the open criticism ofp 1067 MNF 1982
over the Banana River and the rusting gantries of the abandoned Space Centre. Reading her final letter in the flinty lightp 1067 MNF 1982
years earlier, the coastal towns near Cape Kennedy had been abandoned to the encroaching forest. Titusville, Cocoa Beach and the oldp 1068 MNF 1982
Sheppard left the motel and foraged for food in the abandoned stores and supermarkets of Cocoa Beach. A few of thep 1070 MNF 1982
most part they kept to themselves, twilight guests of the abandoned motels where no rent would ever be charged and nop 1070 MNF 1982
He stopped to steady himself against the roof of an abandoned car. His retinas smarted, stung by thousands of needles. Ap 1073 MNF 1982
came to an end under the rear wheel of an abandoned truck, but he had already lost Martinsen. On all sidesp 1073 MNF 1982
this strange pilot had flown his antique aeroplane over the abandoned space centre, a frantic machine lost in the silence ofp 1037 MSA 1982
foraging each day, and the canned food looted from the abandoned supermarkets, it was difficult to keep up his body weightp 1037 MSA 1982
pair of time-cuffs. The stores in Florida were filled with abandoned clocks and watches, and each day Anne selected a newp 1038 MSA 1982
street through the broken plate-glass window of the supermarket. The abandoned store had become his chief source of supplies. Tall palmsp 1041 MSA 1982
was an immense silence of deserted marinas and shopping malls, abandoned citrus farms and retirement estates, silent ghettoes and airports. Losingp 1041 MSA 1982
Certain now that he could catch the former astronaut, Mallory abandoned his groceries and pulled himself behind the wheel of thep 1042 MSA 1982
symbols of a view of the universe that had been abandoned along with the state of Florida that had given themp 1042 MSA 1982
He decided to spend the afternoon in one of the abandoned motels in Cocoa Beach, then make his way back top 1043 MSA 1982
space-craft and dragged it down into the undergrowth. There were abandoned cars and the remains of camping equipment, moss-covered chairs andp 1044 MSA 1982
ago. We could still leave, start up one of the abandoned cars and reach the border at Jacksonville before the lastp 1054 MSA 1982
east of Titusville, shakily weaving in and out of the abandoned cars. With its stiff gearbox and unsteady throttle the Yamahap 1056 MSA 1982
Cocoa Beach, Mallory rested by the swimming pool of the abandoned hotel, watching the pale glider float patiently across the undisturbedp 1059 MSA 1982
many satellite drogues surrounding a larger command unit, and was abandoned when a decline in traffic left it surplus to thep 1085 RUS 1982
locally made film starring Chiang Ching, the actress who had abandoned her career to join the communist leader Mao Tse-Tung. Yangp 13 ES 1984
fall into them when they were filled with water? The Abandoned Aerodrome Pondering the answer, Jim stepped from the terrace. Hep 29 ES 1984
to the waterfront of Shanghai with all the other debris abandoned by the city. Meadows of paper flowers drifted on thep 41 ES 1984
striking sparks from the tramlines. It swivelled jerkily around an abandoned tram, and crushed a rickshaw against a telegraph pole. Sprungp 44 ES 1984
Japanese tank was forcing its way past the Lincoln Zephyr abandoned by the Chinese dancers. The metal tread crushed the rearp 47 ES 1984
French Concession. From then on he lived alone in the abandoned houses and apartments in the western suburbs of the Internationalp 74 ES 1984
in the stationary lift, immaculately dressed and bejewelled in this abandoned apartment house. Jim was glad to be left alone. Afterp 75 ES 1984
busy with their takeover of Shanghai to bother with these abandoned houses. Jim chose a crescent-shaped cul-de-sac hidden from the mainp 80 ES 1984
spartan -- and were equipped with private cinemas and ballrooms. Abandoned by their owners, Buicks and Cadillacs slumped in the garagesp 82 ES 1984
men's store-room. The rest were Eurasian women who had been abandoned in Shanghai by British husbands in the armed services. Nonep 110 ES 1984
conjured from its silent furnaces. Shuttered pawnshops stood outside the abandoned radio and cigarette factories, and platoons of Chinese puppet troopsp 126 ES 1984
missionaries asked. ‘We're very tired.‘ The physician stared at the abandoned paddy fields, and at the prostrate old woman at hisp 129 ES 1984
In the hour before dusk they entered an area of abandoned battlefields nine miles to the south of Shanghai. The afternoonp 156 ES 1984
by the wire fence and were scanning the group of abandoned buildings that lay outside the north-west perimeter of Lunghua Campp 164 ES 1984
Camp held an armoury of rusting weapons and unstable ammunition abandoned during the 1937 hostilities. Jim peered through the grass atp 166 ES 1984
Destitute peasants and villagers, soldiers from the puppet armies and abandoned children, they sat in the open road, staring at thep 179 ES 1984
left the kitchens, but he never objected. Crouching forward, Jim abandoned the cart to the missionaries. He ran up the stepsp 182 ES 1984
district of Shanghai and bent its immense way across the abandoned land. In front of him was Lunghua Airfield. The concretep 186 ES 1984
the handles of the iron cart. The other prisoners had abandoned their carts, but Jim was determined not to be caughtp 236 ES 1984
heard some warning message on the secret radio. He had abandoned his cubicle filled with the hard-earned treasure of years, thep 236 ES 1984
by the effort of carrying their possessions, the prisoners had abandoned them without a spoken word. The suitcases and wicker basketsp 251 ES 1984
squares, a war-table on which were placed crashed aircraft and abandoned tanks. Lit by the sunset, the prisoners stood on thep 254 ES 1984
wild sugar-cane covered with fuel drums and the fuselages of abandoned aircraft. Between the rusty tailplanes he could see the concretep 277 ES 1984
wire fence and walked up to the nearest of the abandoned aircraft. Far across the airfield, below the massive flak towerp 278 ES 1984
ground, perhaps aimed at an exhausted group of Lunghua prisoners abandoned by the Japanese during their march from Nantao stadium. Jimp 289 ES 1984
The Chinese peasants were returning to the villages they had abandoned in the weeks before the war's end. Gangs of cooliesp 306 ES 1984
guns, he ran towards the perimeter wall. Lieutenant Price had abandoned the Opel and its cargo of silks and K-rations. Whenp 315 ES 1984
to ferret through the buildings, but the village was clearly abandoned, looted many times over by the bandit groups in thep 321 ES 1984
expected to see Lunghua Camp deserted, but far from being abandoned the former prison was busy again, fresh barbed wire strungp 348 ES 1984
the mystery of multi-storey car parks, in the poetry of abandoned hotels. I believe in the forgotten runways of Wake Islandp 37 WIB 1984
For many years I believed this myself. I had been abandoned by the authorities, who were glad to see me exiledp 1105 MWM 1985
world that resembles a chromium-plated 1984. Sadly, after Alphaville Godard abandoned the genre. Barbarella (1968) Sex, which many enthusiasts thought theyp 19 UGM 1987
invisible channel. As on all my weekend visits to the abandoned town, I was seized by the vision of a thirdp 7 DC 1987
unable to grasp my real reasons for clinging to this abandoned town beside the fossil lake. ‘Why do you need top 13 DC 1987
up with Harare and his escaping force, she had been abandoned in the tract of forest that separated the airstrip fromp 36 DC 1987
last of the wells began to fill with water, I abandoned the effort and ordered the sergeant to return the tractorp 57 DC 1987
boiled rice on which he and his two aides subsisted. Abandoned in disgust by the journalists and the freelance film crewp 60 DC 1987
by the flailing willow branch, the girl cried out. She abandoned her oar and paddled backwards with her hands, wiping thep 81 DC 1987
narrow silt beach that ran between the river and the abandoned kitchen garden, fastening Alan Warrender's faded silk bath-robe around myp 87 DC 1987
had seen beside the Dakota. I assumed that Sanger had abandoned his farcical mercy mission, but I was surprised that hep 96 DC 1987
rim of Lake Kotto. The forest drew closer to the abandoned town, the palm fronds dipping over the tin roofs. Withinp 99 DC 1987
which the road avoided, circling eastwards to reach the now abandoned airbase at Bonneville, on the edges of the open Saharap 111 DC 1987
dry irrigation ditches, and forgotten fences marked the boundaries of abandoned farms. But along the Mallory a young life teemed. Wep 116 DC 1987
shelter us if I beached the Salammbo. However, once we abandoned the ferry to Kagwa we would have to make ourp 130 DC 1987
a rusty metal bracket. Here the river had overrun the abandoned French army base which guarded the mining concessions at Salierep 130 DC 1987
diesel oil and killing Noon and myself. Even if we abandoned the ferry he would soon track us down. Although Kagwap 133 DC 1987
green savanna was already turning to desert, a terrain of abandoned farms and villages picked over by a few nomads headingp 153 DC 1987
instructor trying to waltz with an overweight pupil. Noon had abandoned her television studio and retreated to the safety of thep 163 DC 1987
and television monitors. Three hundred yards away, the Salammbo sat abandoned in the centre of the lagoon. A slack anchor chainp 195 DC 1987
he resembled an elderly vagrant who had returned to the abandoned nightclub where he had spent the dreams of his youthp 199 DC 1987
pulse, trying to will her back to the car ferry abandoned in the centre of the lagoon. I needed to feelp 200 DC 1987
rafts and trading canoes which we passed had all been abandoned, lying against the exposed stilts of disused landing stages. Thep 216 DC 1987
rasped against my arms. An overgrown path ran from an abandoned water-hoist and wound its way to the crest of ap 218 DC 1987
ran down to the eastern bank of the river. The abandoned conveyors of a French mining company ran up the hillsidep 220 DC 1987
around their shoulders. As we struck the ridges of an abandoned railway line Noon squatted on the floor, too tired top 222 DC 1987
stream, some fifty yards wide, was as lifeless as an abandoned canal. The flat water had lost all trace of thep 223 DC 1987
gunfire drew nearer, the fishing rafts and waterborne shacks had abandoned their anchorages in the centre of the pool. The soldiersp 243 DC 1987
whom Louise and Poupee had recruited from the widows and abandoned wives in the nearby allotments. Mrs Warrender stood on thep 244 DC 1987
of these tempera nymphs lost in the corridors of this abandoned brothel. Above the noise of gunfire came the snarl andp 254 DC 1987
the bowsprit. The stern swung against the barrage, crushing the abandoned rafts and pontoons of the fisher-folk. The gangway collapsed belowp 255 DC 1987
Captain Kagwa sat by the open passenger door. He had abandoned his flak jacket, now that his war against Harare wasp 265 DC 1987
shot rolled among the hills, hunting the valleys among the abandoned mine shafts. Kagwa lay dying among the dead rats andp 267 DC 1987
and Desire The desert is closer today. Standing beside the abandoned airstrip at Port-la-Nouvelle, on the eroded shoulder of the damp 284 DC 1987
sun, the landscape has become a fossil of itself. Although abandoned only two years ago, Port-la-Nouvelle seems as remote as Pompeiip 284 DC 1987
any corpses of Kagwa, Harare or their men, though their abandoned military equipment is strewn along the 200-mile course of thep 286 DC 1987
assumed that she was either a runaway or had been abandoned by her parents. A close inspection of the girl's clothingp 36 RW 1988
soon emerged. By the winter of 1987 the children had abandoned their hang gliding and scuba diving, and were spending nearlyp 50 RW 1988
student who asked an over-elaborate question. At my insistence she abandoned her punk hairstyle for something less provocative and modestly loweredp 1129 LCC 1989
the gods of social and professional status, had all been abandoned. At any event, a movement confined to a few resortsp 1140 LTP 1989
begun to defend their territory, blockading the beach roads with abandoned cars, fortifying the entrances to hotels and apartment houses. Byp 1142 LTP 1989
at the overgrown lawn. She understands -- I have been abandoned by my wife, condemned to the despair of a womanlessp 1134 TES 1989
previous Sunday they had rigged a makeshift sail on an abandoned dory and cruised half a mile up the coast beforep 1146 WF 1989
had found the baby boy and his sister in an abandoned apartment building, and then tracked down their adolescent aunt. Howeverp 1147 WF 1989
world was the forty-year-old news magazines that he found in abandoned buildings. These presented a picture of a world at strifep 1151 WF 1989
steadily as he realised that the Mexican shipping agent had abandoned them to the seas. Almost certainly the agent had pocketedp 1163 DCG 1990
of some bizarre zoo whose cages were the bodies of abandoned motor-cars. He tried to free himself, and pushed against thep 1165 DCG 1990
fungi. ‘So you're the captain. But where's the crew?‘ ‘They abandoned ship.‘ Johnson was glad that he could speak so honestlyp 1165 DCG 1990
great feat of seamanship,‘ she complimented him. ‘The crew who abandoned ship -- as it happens, they reported that she wentp 1166 DCG 1990
me. The runways that cross these little atolls, now mostly abandoned, seem to represent extreme states of nostalgia and possibility, doorwaysp 33 AWa 1990
James was driven by an intense restlessness. In 1939 he abandoned England and settled in America, staying first with Frieda Lawrencep 72 UGM 1991
the last gift to him from his family before they abandoned him. I hoped that the others became bar-tenders and waitersp 18 KW 1991
gold. Hundreds of spent rifle cartridges lay at our feet. Abandoned trenchworks ran between the burial mounds, from which open coffinsp 29 KW 1991
lectures and concert parties of the first year had been abandoned. The internees rested in their cubicles, reading their last lettersp 35 KW 1991
night curfew. We stood by the perimeter wire, like children abandoned by their teachers and unsure whether to leave the classroomp 50 KW 1991
to Lunghua in the hope of finding food, once again abandoned us, marching off into the night. The next day atp 52 KW 1991
blades of sugar cane and the yellow mud of the abandoned paddy fields were touched by the same eerie light, asp 52 KW 1991
vision of a third world war, I could see the abandoned paddy fields near Lunghua. The railway lines that carried mep 93 KW 1991
Standing in the grass was a collection of stage props abandoned by the companies shooting television commercials. A candy bar thep 125 KW 1991
of death below the coffin lid. The young Spanish clergyman abandoned his broken English and spoke in a thick Catalan, oncep 163 KW 1991
me, filled with the debris of Sally's past, like those abandoned houses in wartime Shanghai where clock-time had been suspended forp 194 KW 1991
to the wall. He slumped in the chair like an abandoned ventriloquist's dummy, buffeted by the noise and music, the lightp 238 KW 1991
was crammed with bird-cages and cardboard cartons, washing lines and abandoned furniture. ‘Okay -- nice time now.‘ Carmen tried to closep 246 KW 1991
his matter-of-fact way, David explained that these destitute patients, often abandoned by their families, possessed nothing, and would treasure a stolenp 259 KW 1991
modest living in westerns; a lonely accountant, Homer, who has abandoned his job in Iowa; a failed vaudeville performer reduced top 122 UGM 1993
French nuclear scientists were returning to Saint-Esprit, which they had abandoned in the 1970s as a possible testing-ground after moving top 12 RP 1994
the refuse left by the French engineers, a moraine of abandoned military equipment. Kimo rested on an empty fuel tank besidep 19 RP 1994
could already see her trying to rally her failed crusade, abandoned by supporters who would soon move to other causes. Kimop 75 RP 1994
the yacht-crews who were coming ashore, they wandered past the abandoned latrines, across the scuffed ground where the tents had oncep 81 RP 1994
unconvinced by the combat uniform he had assembled from the abandoned lockers in the storage sheds. ‘I'm glad to see youp 89 RP 1994
and the Saitos had gone and even the albatross had abandoned her. The Gift Mountain The world, however, had no intentionp 102 RP 1994
child, a baby girl with a black American father, Inger abandoned it to the care of a Catholic adoption agency. Freep 146 RP 1994
their monotonous voices crying to the white-haired woman who had abandoned them. Neil walked along the cliff, scanning the wooded slopesp 158 RP 1994
cycads. The dewy spoor climbed the steep hillside towards an abandoned weather-station a hundred feet below the cliff. Neil had exploredp 162 RP 1994
hurried across the runway. Monique dusted her floury elbows and abandoned the breadboard. She stood behind Mrs Saito under the flappingp 174 RP 1994
on the island, certain that the Germans would not have abandoned Inger and Trudi to Dr Barbara. But was Carline awarep 226 RP 1994
pair of rare spider monkeys, but one sight of the abandoned cages in the animal enclosures and the fearsome knives hangingp 227 RP 1994
dishes in the kitchen. Had Dr Barbara and the women abandoned the island, taking passage on a visiting whaler? Blackened byp 230 RP 1994
camp. Shanghai lay eight miles to the north, beyond the abandoned villages and paddy fields, and I remember staring for hoursp 283 UGM 1995
friend's home in the Avenue Foch I found his apartment abandoned to the wind, unwanted possessions scattered across the beds. Realityp 288 UGM 1995
Sanger to emerge and confront him. But the psychiatrist had abandoned the villa, resettling himself a mile down the coast inp 201 CN 1996
was an untenanted retail unit, a concrete vault like an abandoned segment of space-time. Crawford stepped through the litter of cigarettep 215 CN 1996
complex by its Swiss consultants, resembled the props of an abandoned film production. ‘Crawford, it's time to leave -- let's getp 216 CN 1996
were empty, and I at first assumed that he had abandoned me to the house as part of some teasing experimentp 266 CN 1996
Dr Hamilton visit him every week.‘ ‘Good. Then he's not abandoned.‘ Cabrera was still looking me up and down, trying top 273 CN 1996
coast. For three days all thoughts of security had been abandoned. Intrigued by the first firework displays, the visitors had parkedp 286 CN 1996
the frightened British residents, fearful of losing their residence permits, abandoned their clubs and societies and retreated into the twilight worldp 306 CN 1996
out his energy and enthusiasm. As he leapt around the abandoned tableaux, arms wreathed in the tattered bunting, pretending to searchp 309 CN 1996
in the future, long after the Cote d'Azur had been abandoned, the first explorers would puzzle over these empty pits, withp 7 SC 2000
and as the police marksmen closed in he had calmly abandoned himself to death. A week before our wedding, Jane andp 10 SC 2000
refuge at La Bocca. The kids adored him. Mostly, orphans abandoned by their north African and pied-noir families. They'd never metp 26 SC 2000
mother was a German girl working in the PX. He abandoned her and the baby, and now runs a small airlinep 31 SC 2000
sign of recurring infection. I missed my old Harvard, now abandoned in its storage hangar at Elstree aerodrome, which I hadp 41 SC 2000
would be safe.‘ The girls, she explained, were orphaned or abandoned daughters of migrant workers, and keenly interested in the brightp 150 SC 2000
to uncouple themselves. Committee meetings are rescheduled for Sundays, holidays abandoned after twenty-four hours. Finally they make their way to thep 257 SC 2000
She wore jeans and white vest, a garb she had abandoned soon after arriving at Eden-Olympia. But her skin was palep 268 SC 2000
almost no one had noticed. Like a visitor to an abandoned film set, I stood by the entrance to Chelsea Mannap 3 MP 2003
ash-grey hair, her erratic opinions and ever-flowing wine, but her abandoned house was my reason for arriving an hour before thep 7 MP 2003
taken to the hills. The suit seemed strangely vulnerable, the abandoned flag of an entire civilization, and I hoped that onep 8 MP 2003
resting on each landing, surrounded by the open doors of abandoned apartments, an actor searching for the right stage set. Ip 10 MP 2003
wrong, inoperable tumours, hydrocephalus. All of them severely handicapped, and abandoned by their parents. Social services didn't want to cope.‘ ‘Grimp 131 MP 2003
on the NFT. Kay had already forgotten that she had abandoned me in the hope, I now suspected, that I wouldp 151 MP 2003
radio and ordered his men to fall back. The bulldozer abandoned its victory lap around Cadogan Circle and returned to thep 230 MP 2003
even overdue air travellers unwilling to pay the surcharges often abandoned their cars, assuming they would remain for ever in thisp 241 MP 2003
and damaged bumpers, perhaps the casualty of a road accident abandoned while the driver made his getaway. The Jaguar's windows werep 242 MP 2003
own son had never been able to fill when he abandoned his family for a universe of skies. The spaces werep 5 KC 2006
of the local hunt, before the foxes of west Surrey abandoned their ancestral farmland and took off for a better worldp 30 KC 2006
All the matches in the Thames Valley Olympics had been abandoned as the news broke of the bomb attack at thep 113 KC 2006
to his haunts, and the hunt would gallop again over abandoned dual carriageways and through the forecourts of forgotten filling stationsp 128 KC 2006
that brought up the rear. Everywhere classrooms and workstations were abandoned as the hot pulse of civic pride and enthusiasm sweptp 151 KC 2006
a verdict of death by misadventure, but Fairfax was quickly abandoned by his legal colleagues. J was one of the fewp 157 KC 2006
seemed to drift away, an empty smirk deserted like an abandoned ship. He held himself upright, and then fell forward fromp 205 KC 2006
together, but say you were wrong.‘ ‘I wasn't wrong.‘ We abandoned the car five hundred yards from the dome. Maxted drovep 211 KC 2006
even a pair of carpet slippers lay scattered among the abandoned shopping bags. I found my brogue beside a broken stilettop 213 KC 2006
at the cafe tables in the central atrium, like passengers abandoned by their airlines. I strolled among them as they checkedp 226 KC 2006
my best to look after Julia Goodwin, scavenged through the abandoned supermarkets and brought her enough food to feed her fourp 245 KC 2006
had fallen from the roof. Somewhere above me, on the abandoned galleries, Duncan Christie would be waiting for another target top 265 KC 2006
Matthews was interned he underwent a remarkable sea change: he abandoned his clerical collar and spent hours sunbathing in a deckchairp 18 ML 2008
their endless networks of eroded trenches, crumbling earth blockhouses and abandoned villages. Around our feet when we stepped from the carsp 30 ML 2008
fence and run across two dried-out rice paddies to an abandoned Chinese military airfield. There was a single empty hangar, butp 31 ML 2008
There was a burial mound on the edge of an abandoned paddy field three hundred yards from our house. One dayp 33 ML 2008
had been when it was thronged with gamblers and dancers. Abandoned houses and office buildings held a special magic and onp 59 ML 2008
outside the office buildings of downtown Shanghai. If the Japanese abandoned Lunghua we would be exposed to roaming groups of militiap 96 ML 2008
Lunghua airfield. As they approached, barely twenty feet above the abandoned paddy fields, they hid behind the three-storey buildings of Lunghuap 97 ML 2008
Okinawa, the Japanese military responsible for Lunghua Camp had finally abandoned this malaria-ridden group of foreign internees. The food supply hadp 101 ML 2008
closed, and children played their skipping games while their mothers abandoned the family washing on the lines behind G Block. Butp 104 ML 2008
than I expected. Around me was a silent terrain of abandoned paddy fields and burial mounds, derelict canals and bridges, ghostp 105 ML 2008
lives. Meanwhile, my writing was still stuck. I had sensibly abandoned my efforts to go one better than Finnegans Wake, andp 161 ML 2008
over the previous thirty years -- the drained swimming pools, abandoned hotels and nightclubs, deserted runways and flooded rivers -- couldp 251 ML 2008