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The Guns of Navarone Alistair MacLean

The Guns of Navarone By Alistair MacLean

The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean


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Summary

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style.

The Guns of Navarone Summary

The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style.

Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress. To Captain Keith Mallory, skllled saboteur, trained mountaineer, fell the task of leading the small party detailed to scale the vast, impossible precipice of Navarone and to blow up the guns. The Guns of Navarone is the story of that mission, the tale of a calculated risk taken in the time of war...

The Guns of Navarone Reviews

'Could hardly be bettered.'
Sunday Times

'Its strength comes from the speed of its narrative, its vivid creation of tensions and its power in handling descriptions of action.'
Evening Standard

'Action sustained at a high pitch. From the outset there is a feeling of suspense: a problem that can only be solved by action involving danger and demanding courage ... an insistently gripping tale.'
Scotsman

About Alistair MacLean

Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed. He died in 1987.

Additional information

GOR001229537
9780006172475
0006172474
The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1993-09-13
416
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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