[KINDLE] ❄ Campbell's Kingdom By Hammond Innes – Heartforum.co.uk At , Bruce Wetheral, a London insurance clerk, finds he hasn t much time to live A few hours later he also learns that he has become sole heir to his grandfather s failing Canadian enterprise Campbell At , Bruce Wetheral, a London insurance clerk, finds he hasn t much time to live A few hours later he also learns that he has become sole heir to his grandfather s failing Canadian enterprise Campbell s land perched atfeet in the Canadian Rockies may contain vast resources of oil The old man s partners offer him a moderate sum for control He declines the offer and launches his own search for Rocky Mountain Black GoldThe art of writing thoroughly well documented and ably written thrillers is perfectly understood by Innes, whose work stands in a class by itself VS Pritchett.
Ralph Hammond Innes was an English novelist who wrote over novels, as well as children s and travel booksHe was awarded a CBE Commander, Order of the British Empire in The World Mystery Convention honoured Innes with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bouchercon XXIV awards in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct, Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, and educated at the Cranbrook School in Kent He left in to work as a journalist, initially with the Financial Times at the time called the Financial News The Doppelganger, his first novel, was published in In WWII he served in the Royal Artillery, eventually rising to the rank of Major During the war, a number of his books were published, including Wreckers Must Breathe , The Trojan Horse and Attack Alarm the last of which was based on his experiences as an anti aircraft gunner during the Battle Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB of Britain at RAF Kenley After being discharged in , he worked full time as a writer, achieving a number of early successes His novels are notable for a fine attention to accurate detail in descriptions of places, such as in Air Bridge , set partially at RAF Gatow, RAF Membury after its closure and RAF Wunstorf during the Berlin AirliftInnes went ñ Campbell's Kingdom Epub Ä on to produce books in a regular sequence, with six months of travel and research followed by six months of writing Many of his works featured events at sea His output decreased in the s, but was still substantial He became interested in ecological themes He continued writing until just before his death His last novel was Delta Connection Unusually for the thriller genre, Innes protagonists were often not heroes in the typical sense, but ordinary men suddenly thrust into extreme situations by circumstance Often, this involved being placed in a hostile environment the Arctic, the open sea, deserts , or unwittingly becoming involved in a larger conflict or conspiracy The protagonist generally is forced to rely on his own wits and making best use of limited resources, rather than the weapons and gadgetry commonly used by thriller writersFour of his early novels were made into films Snowbound from The Lonely Skier , Hell Below Zero from The White South , Campbell s Kingdom , and The Wreck of the Mary Deare His novel Golden Soak was adapted into a six part television series in .
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