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Geoffrey Edward West Household (30 November 1900 – 4 October 1988) was a prolific British novelist who specialised in thrillers. He is best known for his novel Rogue Male (1939).
Geoffrey Edward West Household (30 November 1900 – 4 October 1988) was a prolific British novelist who specialised in thrillers. He was born in Bristol; his father Horace was a barrister. Household was educated at Clifton College, Bristol (1914–1919), and at Magdalen College, Oxford, from which he received a . in English literature in 1922. He became an assistant confidential secretary for Bank of Romania, in Bucharest (1922–1926).
Household seemed to specialize in memorable opening sequences and A Rough Shoot is no different in that regard.
Geoffrey Household adopts the first person narrative style he used so well in Rogue Male, and so at times the story seems to be cut from a similar cloth, but in reality this story is less substantial than Rogue Male – and at times, primarily due to the actions of General Sandorski, it almost becomes light comedy. Household seemed to specialize in memorable opening sequences and A Rough Shoot is no different in that regard. Roger Taine hires the shooting rights to a Dorset farm.
Geoffrey Household (1900-1988) Geoffrey Household was a prolific novelist of political thrillers and suspense stories, most notably the classic Rogue Male, which, The Times recently declared, 'remains as exciting and probing as ever'.
By geoffrey household. IT ALL BEGAN on an autumn evening so silent and peaceful that no one who had the luck to be out of doors, with copse and downland stretching away from him till the folds of England vanished into a mist of gray and green, could have a thought of human violence. We had had two weeks of storm, and then came this Tuesday, the eighteenth of October, which belonged to late summer. All the life of grass and hedgerow was too busy satisfying hunger to be on guard
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A classic thriller set in Dorset after the Second World War, full of Household's signature action and suspense.
As an author of thrillers and science fiction, Geoffrey Household distinguished himself with his unerring sense of the longing that lies within all mankind.
A retired engineer in rural Britain finds himself caught up in the murderous machinations of an ancient pagan blood cult A former British mining engineer, Yarrow is hoping to start over in the English countryside as the owner and operator of a small combination inn and garage. But while staying the night at a prospective property near Avalon, he is awakened by a loud pounding at the door-and opens it to discover a distraught, seemingly mad visitor babbling on about all manner of incomprehensible concerns. As an author of thrillers and science fiction, Geoffrey Household distinguished himself with his unerring sense of the longing that lies within all mankind.
A gripping tale of suspense, intrigue, and adventure, A Rough Shoot is a nonstop thrill ride with surprises waiting around every hairpin turn-a classic thriller in the Alfred Hitchcock vein that will keep readers riveted until the final word. Thriller & Crime Espionage. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?
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