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War Cry - Wilbur Smith

Hardcover Published: 27th March 2017
ISBN: 9780732298302
Number Of Pages: 512

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In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney.

Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan estate, under the watchful eye of her father, prominent businessman and distinguished war veteran Leon Courtney. Her childhood is idyllic, until a family tragedy forces her to grow up much faster than necessary. As she grows into a spirited teenager, her thirst for knowledge and adventures leads her to England, where she finds herself inevitably drawn into the heart of the gathering storm in the lead-up to World War II.

Gerhard von Meerbach is the privileged and idealistic younger brother of Konrad von Meerbach, heir to an industrial fortune, and vocal supporter of the Nazi Party. Gerhard struggles to stay true to his principles in an increasingly cruel world. His friendship with a Jewish man places him in danger, and forces him to take a stand against the forces of evil that have overtaken his country and his family. But, unknown to him, he is caught in a trap that could cost him everything he holds dear.

As the Second World War looms over them all, Saffron and Gerhard's worlds collide – but will there be more to unite them than tear them apart?

A love story in the time of heroes, War Cry is the latest breathtaking episode in Wilbur Smith’s epic account of one beloved family.


Good place to start


This is the first book that I have read in the Courtney series. I was somewhat worried that there might be a lot of references to previous books in the series that might go over my head but it wasn't hard to find my feet in the series starting with this book.



Not for the Wilbur Smith Purists


Read and discarded to the local library.



Say no more


I haven't had time to even start reading this book at the moment, but every Wilbur Smith book is worth a second read. Sorry I am not much help at the moment, but I am also bias.

Hunter Vallet. N.S.W.


The rise of the little man with the funny 'Stache.


Easy read from Mr. Smith ( and his cohort ). Hope there will be sequels to follow. Great Story - even though there is a lack of action, which is a fabulous trait of Mr. Smith.



War Cry

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ISBN: 9780732298302
ISBN-10: 073229830X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 27th March 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.0  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.78

Wilbur Smith

About the Author

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds , and has since written nearly thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.

Wilbur Smith lives in London and continues to have an abiding concern for the peoples and wildlife of his native continent, an interest strongly reflected in his novels.

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