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The African Queen

by Cecil Louis Troughton Smith

The African Queen Synopsis

In German occupied Tanzania on the eve of World War I, soldiers are rounding up indigenous communities. The indomitable Rose Sayer, spurred into action by the death of her brother, is determined to fight back. Enlisting the help of hard-bitten skipper and drunk, Charlie Allnutt, she hitches a ride on his rickety steamboat, the African Queen. Together the odd couple set off downriver to do their part for the war effort, embarking on a thrilling and reckless adventure. Later adapted into the classic Hollywood film starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, The African Queen is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time, filled with excitement, intrigue and an unlikely romance...

Book Information

ISBN: 9781789505054
Publication date: 15th April 2019
Author: Cecil Louis Troughton Smith
Publisher: Arcturus an imprint of Arcturus Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: First World War fiction,

About Cecil Louis Troughton Smith

C. S. Forester (1899-1966) was a British historical novelist best known for his 'Hornblower' series set in the Napoleonic wars. He received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for two of his books in 1938. He worked as a journalist in the Spanish Civil War and wrote propaganda for the Allies during World War II. His final Hornblower book was not published until 1967, a year after his death.

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