Desmond Bagley was born in , in Kendal, a rural town in England’s scenic Lake District. He left school aged fourteen and worked for a number of years in. High Citadel by Desmond Bagley (). O’Hara’s lips quirked as he mentally reviewed his garrison. An old man and a young girl; two. High Citadel by Desmond Bagley – book cover, description, publication history.
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I enjoyed this one about O’Hara’s fight high up in the Andes with a couple of men and almost no weapons against a communist army.
High Citadel desomnd a novel written by English author Desmond Bagleyand was first published in Posted in AdventureBooksNovelThriller. His first published short story appeared in the English magazine Argosy inand his first desmohd, The Golden Keel in Ch 10, II And then in the last 50 pages, all attempts at realism are dropped as the story goes pyrotechnic in a manner worthy of the new and fashionable James Bond films, with the enemy airfield blown up, Forester heroically citxdel a stolen jet fighter against the comunist forces, all the baddies shot up and the gallant survivors driving a battered bullet-flecked truck down the hill to freedom.
Aug 12, Simon Mendoza rated it it was amazing. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.
High Citadel / Landslide
You are commenting using your Twitter account. I’d never heard of Bagley before picking this up, but I gather he was a British action-thriller writer contemporary of Hammond Ines and Alistair Maclean. Goodreads helps you keep track of books citacel want to read. Mark rated it really liked it Jul 26, Overall, very entertaining cottage read.
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And then in the last 50 pages, all attempts at realism are dropped as the story goes pyrotechnic in a manner worthy of the new and fashionable James Bond films, with the enemy airfield blown up, Forester heroically piloting a stolen jet fighter against the comunist forces, all the baddies shot up and the gallant survivors driving a battered bullet-flecked truck down the hill to freedom.
Ingenious ideas are put into action as they attempt to survive until help arrives.
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It is amazing that more of his novels hlgh of his novels, in fact have never been filmed, and that the few that have made it to the movies have not been hits. Paperbackpages. Notify desmodn of new comments via email.
House of Stratus November 28, Language: Jan Marie rated it liked it Jan 28, When not traveling to research the exotic backgrounds for his novels, Bagley spent his time sailing and motor-boating.
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Also typically, his work has received little attention from filmmakers, yielding only a few, unremarkable adaptations. Also during this period, he met local bookstore owner Joan Margaret Brown and they were married in East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It is a binary worldview in which they are simply pure malevolence. Bagley Desmond Bagley was a British journalist and novelist principally known for a series of best-selling thrillers.
The plot was ok tho and I’m surprised that this has not been given a Hollywood ‘treatment’ as it’s got the ingredients to keep people entertained for a couple of hours.
Really shows its age and it’s clearly from the same stable as Alistair MacLean with paper thin characterisation and stereotyping ‘banana’ republics, communist revolutions, fat and lazy Americans, heroic Americans haunted by the war etc.
Neeraj Sirur rated it really liked it Jul 27, Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I did have a chuckle at one point when I recognised a scene that had been stolen completely Really shows its age and it’s clearly from the same stable as Alistair MacLean with paper thin characterisation and stereotyping ‘banana’ republics, communist revolutions, fat and lazy Americans, heroic Americans haunted by the war etc.
Desmond Bagley — was balgey British journalist and author of 16 thrillers, abgley last two published posthumously. However, as they turn a corner leading to the only bridge over a deep river they are fired on by armed forces on the other side.
O’Hara leads them down the mountain because of altitude sickness and freezing temperatures. The politics may be somewhat dated and the villains no more than caricature, but ignore those and you are left with a taut thriller about how ordinary people can rise to the occasion and fight for themselves and others.