Top positive review
Another good read
on 19 October 2017
I read the series of Courtney, Ballantine and others as a teenager onwards from the early 70's.
The tales are entertaining and informative about the lives and times of the early explorers and exploiters of those wild areas of the world which even today are wild and untamed.
Following the rise, fall, success, heroics and so much more of a generation of exceptional figures.
Although fiction, the storyline is woven into real life events with real life figures.
Extraordinary men and women in dangerous activities ranging from shooting elephants for ivory to the discovery of gold, diamonds and agricultural lands.
This book floats into World War One with a new generation being added into the storyline and providing extended family to in turn provide the characters for future takes
The books written by WS are just as entertaining today as when I was a boy. ( Not the co written books, they are awful)
Well worth reading