The Guns of Navarone
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Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 1st February 2011
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The Master Storyteller in his element.
Twelve Hundred British soldiers are isolated and waiting to die on the small island of Kheros, off the Turkish Coast. All these lives could be saved if only vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate guns of Navarone could be silenced.
Navarone itself is a grim iron fortress manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians. To Captain Keith Mallory, skilled saboteur, trained mountaineer, falls the task of leading the small party to scale the vast, impossible precipice of Navarone and to blow up the guns.
The Guns Of Navarone is the story of that Mission from the acclaimed master of action and suspense, Alistair Maclean.
About the Author
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.