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Wreckers Must Breathe

by Hammond Innes

PUBLISHED: 6th June 2013
ISBN: 9780099577348
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The spectre of another world war haunts journalist Walter Craig and disturbs the peace of his seaside holiday. Craig and his singularly resourceful fisherman friend alone discover the terrible truth - a potentially devastating threat to Britain's merchant ships - and alone must risk their lives against the might of the German navy.
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PUBLISHED: 6th June 2013
ISBN: 9780099577348
ANNOTATION:
The spectre of another world war haunts journalist Walter Craig and disturbs the peace of his seaside holiday. Craig and his singularly resourceful fisherman friend alone discover the terrible truth - a potentially devastating threat to Britain's merchant ships - and alone must risk their lives against the might of the German navy.

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The spectre of another world war haunts journalist Walter Craig and disturbs the peace of his seaside holiday. Craig and his singularly resourceful fisherman friend alone discover the terrible truth - a potentially devastating threat to Britain's merchant ships - and alone must risk their lives against the might of the German navy.

Publisher Description

The spectre of another world war haunts journalist Walter Craig and disturbs the peace of his seaside holiday. But below the Cornish cliffs, hidden by churning seas, the enemy is very real indeed, and much closer than anyone could suspect. Craig and his singularly resourceful fisherman friend alone discover the terrible truth - a potentially devastating threat to Britain's merchant ships - and alone must risk their lives against the might of the German navy. This is a classic wartime adventure from the master of suspenseful storytelling.

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'Has all the quintessential Innes trademarks...adventure, excitement and a gripping storyline' Scotsman The spectre of another world war haunts journalist Walter Craig and disturbs the peace of his seaside holiday. But below the Cornish cliffs, hidden by churning seas, the enemy is very real indeed, and much closer than anyone could suspect. Craig and his singularly resourceful fisherman friend alone discover the terrible truth - a potentially devastating threat to Britain's merchant ships - and alone must risk their lives against the might of the German navy. This is a classic wartime adventure from the master of suspenseful storytelling. Proceeds from this book will be donated to ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) - a charity which promotes adventure at sea for young people. See also: The Lonely Skier

Author Biography

Ralph Hammond Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, on 15 July 1913 and educated at Cranbrook School, Kent. He left school aged eighteen, and worked successively in publishing, teaching and journalism. In 1936, in need of money in order to marry, he wrote a supernatural thriller, The Doppleganger, which was published in 1937 as part of a two-year, four book deal. In 1939 Innes moved to a different publisher, and began to write compulsively, continuing to publish throughout his service in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War. Innes travelled widely to research his novels and always wrote from personal experience - his 1940s novels The Blue Ice and The White South were informed by time spent working on a whaling ship in the Antarctic, while The Lonely Skier came out of a post-war skiing course in the Dolomites. He was a keen and accomplished sailor, which passion inspired his 1956 bestseller The Wreck of the Mary Deare. The equally successful 1959 film adaptation of this novel enabled Innes to buy a large yacht, the Mary Deare, in which he sailed around the world for the next fifteen years, accompanied by his wife and fellow author Dorothy Lang. Innes wrote over thirty novels, as well as several works of non-fiction and travel journalism. His thrilling stories of spies, counterfeiters, black markets and shipwreck earned him both literary acclaim and an international following, and in 1978 he was awarded a CBE. Hammond Innes died at his home in Suffolk on 10th June 1998.

Review

Hammond Innes deals magnificently with disaster Observer Wreckers Must Breathe had all the hallmarks which were to become quintessential Innes trademarks...adventure, excitement and... a gripping storyline Scotsman Great Britain's leading adventure novelist Financial Times Absolutely first-class... magnificently maintained suspense -- Dennis Wheatley An uncommonly good story, capitally written Evening Standard

Review Text

"An uncommonly good story, capitally written"

Promotional "Headline"

The gripping story of two ordinary men who find the fate of the British navy and the security of British shores in their hands.

Product Details

Author
Hammond Innes
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0099577348
ISBN-13
9780099577348
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2013-06-06
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
224
Media
Book
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade