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War Cry - Wilbur A. Smith (Hardcover)

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Barcode
9780062276490
Department
Books
Released
4 Apr 2017
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Wilbur Smith
Wilbur A. Smith
David Churchill
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
William Morrow & Co
Series
Unti Wilbur Smith
Language
English
Number of Pages
480
Dimensions
229 x 152 x 37mm

Annotation

A sequel to Assegai is set in Africa between World Wars I and II and finds widower Leon Courtney navigating murky political waters while his headstrong daughter, Saffron, travels to culturally contrasting London to attend Oxford. 100,000 first printing.

Summary

The saga of the legendary Courtney family continues in this fourteenth installment in Wilbur Smith's bestselling series'the sequel to 2009's Assegai'a thrilling tale of espionage, adventure, and danger, set in Africa and spanning from the Great War's end to the dark days of World War II.

As a member of the remarkable Courtney family, Leon Courtney knows how quickly fortunes can be won and lost. Over the course of more than two centuries, generations of his family have risen and fallen with the tides of history. Leon, too, has experienced his own share of triumph and pain. In the wake of his beloved wife's death, the renowned big-game hunter is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in colonial Kenya.

In the 1920s, the continent of Africa is a dangerous place. As Leon attempts to navigate the murky political waters of this most exquisitely beautiful and wildest of lands, his daughter grows into an independent and headstrong young woman bound for a far different life in Britain, as a student at Oxford.

But over the course of more than two decades, spies, traitors, and adventurers will dog their every step. As the fitful years of peace lead to the outbreak of the Second World War'involving Africa once more'Leon and Saffron must fight for their survival . . . and that of their illustrious family.

Wilbur Smith masterfully captures the tensions that will spark a war across continents'and the uncertainty and hopes of a father and daughter caught in its grips'in this engrossing novel that delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that have made him a living legend.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
Dewey Classification
813

Inside Flap

A thrilling tale of espionage, adventure, and danger, set in Africa and spanning from the Great War's end to the dark days of World War II

As a member of the remarkable Courtney family, Leon Courtney knows how quickly fortunes can be won and lost. Over the course of more than two centuries, generations of his family have risen and fallen with the tides of history. Leon, too, has experienced his own share of triumph and pain. In the wake of his beloved wife's death, the renowned big-game hunter is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in colonial Kenya.

In the 1920s, the continent of Africa is a dangerous place. As Leon attempts to navigate the murky political waters of this most exquisitely beautiful and wildest of lands, his daughter grows into an independent and headstrong young woman bound for a far different life in Britain, as a student at Oxford.

But over the course of more than two decades, spies, traitors, and adventurers will dog their every step. As the fitful years of peace lead to the outbreak of the Second World War'involving Africa once more'Leon and Saffron must fight for their survival . . . and that of their illustrious family.

Wilbur Smith masterfully captures the tensions that will spark a war across continents'and the uncertainty and hopes of a father and daughter caught in its grips'in this engrossing novel that delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that have made him a living legend.

Author Bio

Smith, Wilbur: -

Described by Stephen King as "the best historical novelist," WILBUR SMITH made his debut in 1964 with When the Lion Feeds and has since sold more than 125 million copies of his books worldwide and been translated into twenty-six different languages. Born in Central Africa in 1933, he now lives in London.