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The Strode Venturer

The Strode Venturer

by Hammond Innes

Publisher Collins

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About the book

What could link the slick world of London boardrooms, an isolated island race in the Maldives and the mysterious voyages of a battered ship skippered by a brooding alcoholic? It falls to Geoffrey Bailey to unlock the mystery, but first he must overcome both family tragedy and the unpredictable treacheries of land, sea and big business.

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About the Author

Hammond Innes

Ralph Hammond Innes CBE was a British novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children's and travel books.


The Doppelganger, his first novel, was published in 1937. In WW2, he served in the Royal Artillery, eventually rising to the rank of Major. During the war, a number of his books were published, including Wreckers Must Breathe, The Trojan Horse and Attack Alarm, the last of which was based on his experiences as an anti-aircraft gunner during the Battle of Britain at RAF Kenley.


After being demobilized in 1946, he worked full-time as a writer, achieving a number of early successes. His novels are notable for a fine attention to accurate detail in descriptions of places, such as in Air Bridge, set partially at RAF Gatow, RAF Membury after its closure and RAF Wunstorf during the Berlin Airlift.

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    Near-fine first edition with slight turn-in to corners and some foxing to side of page block. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with some discoloration to edges and slight separation of jacket finish and image near spine.

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