Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University.
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. Tim Pigott-Smith is highly respected for his work on stage and screen and is particularly well known for his role in the television series, The Jewel of the Crown.
Books A Sparrow Falls. Book 3 in the Courtney Series. Sean Courtney, who made and lost £5 million on the goldfields of the Witwatersrand and fought his way through the bloody battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War, now makes his final appearance as soldier, statesman and power in the land. The rise in temperature that accompanied the first fall of snow and the changed quality of sound entering the small dugout awakened the man who slept beside him. He coughed, and rolled over to open a chink in the canvas curtain beside his head. Damn,’ he said, and coughed again, the harsh hammering sound of a heavy smoker.
Home Wilbur Smith A Sparrow Falls. This book is for my wife and the jewel of my life, Mokhiniso, with all my love and gratitude for the enchanted years that I have been married to her. A sky the colour of old bruises hung low over the battlefields of France, and rolled with ponderous dignity towards the German lines. Brigadier-General Sean Courtney had spent four winters in France and now, with the eye of a cattleman and a farmer, he could judge this weather almost as accurately as that of his native Africa.
A Sparrow Falls book. I was drawn to the character and pre I really enjoyed this book. A Sparrow Falls follows on from The Sound of Thunder and because I did not relate to the later, i found myself hesitant to read A Sparrow Falls. For this reason, I struggled to get into the book. It was a terribly tragic ending, but was not predictable which is sometimes the case with Wilbur Smith books. I was also pleased that the hero of the book, Mark Anders, did not succomb to the same fate as Sean Courtney in life and in love.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Sean Courtney returns to South Africa from the Great War to find his homestead taken over by unscrupulous developers.
A Sparrow Falls is a 1977 novel by Wilbur Smith. It is one of the Courtney Novels and is set during and after World War One. It was the most popular of Smith's novels in the US to date although it still did not sell as well as in Europe and Africa. General Sean Courtney befriends a soldier Mark Anders, who falls for his daughter Storm.
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Synopsis: Mark never heard the Mauser shot for the bullet came ahead of the sound. There was only the massive shock in the upper part of his body, and then he was hurled backwards with a violence that drove the air from his lungs. The earth opened before him, and as he fell there was the sensation of being ingulfed in a swirling vortax of blacknessand he knew for just a fleeting instant of time that he was dead. From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame fortune and a seat in the Government.