Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933 and was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 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.

Some of his books, part of the non-nautical 'The Courtney Novels', have a HNF background

Series: The Courtney Novels
Year  Book  Comment
1667 Birds of Prey Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal, in their fighting caravel, are on patrol off Southern Africa
  Monsoon Sir Hal Courtney prepares for his latest and most dangerous voyage in the name of Empire and the crown
1670 Golden Lion When the Bough is boarded, the crew must go hand to hand to defend their ship and their lives
1774 Storm Tide Rob takes his chance and stows away on Marston's ship

 The author’s official web site is wilbursmithbooks.com

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