A compulsive international story that starts with a British actress’s love affair in the late Twenties with a royal prince, then the world’s most eligible bachelor. From there, Frederic Mullally’s longest and most imaginative novel takes the reader first to New Providence Island, then to Bronxville to observe the blooming of the two singular daughters from childhood to womanhood.
A humorous detective-style caper set in an alternative version of the present day, where Cornwall is very prosperous, the Cornish language spoken around the world, and, of particular relevance to the story, cows are transported into Cornwall for short periods to qualify their milk as Cornish.
The story of Sammy is an odyssey of innocent fortitude. As he inched along, he took up with a succession of companions, among them a Syrian trader, a band of pilgrims, an American lady, an Italian press correspondent looking for a story.
McQaid is a sword - and occasionally dagger - for hire in the turbulent Highlands, as disillusionment grows against the Hanoverian regime. On a fine summer night in 1745 he is summoned to the bedside of the dying laird of Auchlour and commissioned on the most secret errand of his life ...
Maverick British agent Simon Waggoner is ‘sprung’ from a Russian labour camp by feared Police Chief Major Igor Mikulitsin to investigate why a thousand of the world’s richest people are invited to take a secret sea trip.
The Hunter and the Horns tells of an English schoolteacher who is stranded in this bizarre world of the East and his peculiar fascination for the oryx. To the Arabs, this graceful animal is a prized symbol of manhood, and through his personal failures the Englishman comes to identify his own future with its fate.
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Certainly Don Everett was not expecting such an outcome when he set out from Thailand to fly his mission of mercy - taking cholera serum to our Chinese allies. And a couple of landmines, too. When the plane was shot down and Don baled out, the landmines exploded on a native village, leaving only one survivor: a fourteen year old girl, whom Don feels bound to take with him. It’s a sort of moral obligation.
Time has mellowed the stones, as it has sutured the hurts of the heart; hallowed them as the last reminder of the folk who once had their life and their being here. They rest, stilled forever in their coffin'd sleep, and now on the hill nature has reclaimed her own...
At this Inquest, and at the trial that followed three weeks later, prejudice against the three accused boatmen seemed likely to overwhelm them. But the evidence was circumstantial, and the trial judge was about to dismiss the charges, ruling that so far as rape and murder were concerned there was no case to answer - when the prosecution produced a surprise witness.
Gold was the need of the Ring Giver and the power of the vast gold hoard king Froda, which had an uncanny influence on men's fates, binds together the mythical, historical and some fictitious elements in this book, in an attempt to bring the Heroic Age to life. It was clear that the old ideas and aspirations were growing inadequate; and Beowulf, seeing clearly though belatedly that peace was best, was forced into war, simply to live up to the ideals of the Ring Giver.
'Do-gooders', says Harry Eckington, 'do better'. And as he sets off for a holiday in Snowdonia with his oddly assorted group of young friends rescued from the youth club and its supposedly homosexual leader, all seems set fair for a healthy, invigorating, uplifting week in the mountains....
The discovery in the Holy Land of a helmet and a gold box belonging to a Roman centurion begins and epic story that blends biblical mythology and high adventure, and seeks to unlock a mystery that stretches through to the 20th Century and beyond.