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  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241475270
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Good Shepherd

'Unbelievably good. Amazing tension, drama and atmosphere' James Holland



An exhilarating, suspenseful naval thriller set in the Second World War,as gripping as Nicholas Monsarrat's The Cruel Sea

Now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks.Set in the early days of WWII, Greyhound is the story of an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause (Hanks) in his first command of a U.S. destroyer. The convoy ploughs through icy, submarine-infested North Atlantic seas while hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats.Faced with 48 hours of desperate peril, Captain Krause's hopeless mission is doomed to fail. But armed with extraordinary courage and grit, hope may just be on the horizon.

  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241475270
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

C. S. Forester

C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, where his father was stationed as a government official. He studied medicine at Guy's Hospital and, after leaving Guy's without a degree, he turned to writing as a career.

His first success was Payment Deferred, a novel written at the age of twenty-four and later dramatized and filmed with Charles Laughton in the leading role. In 1932 Forester was offered a Hollywood contract, and from then until 1939 he spent thirteen weeks of every year in America.

On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy to collect the material for The Ship. He made a voyage to the Bering Sea to gather material for a similar book on the United States Navy, and it was during this trip that he was stricken with arteriosclerosis, a disease which left him crippled. However, he continued to write and in the Hornblower novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in 1966.

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