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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His works have been translated into over 20 languages. The other thread follows the passengers who try and MacGyver weapons to hold off the soldiers who are on the other side of a rickety rope bridge. Leaving school not long after the relocation, Bagley worked as a printer’s assistant and factory worker, and during World War II he worked in the aircraft industry.
The Communists want him dead to clear the way for their own takeover. Rajdeep rated it really liked it Mar 06, Jan 13, Chiara Pagliochini rated it did not like it Shelves: Ardhendu Bhusan rated it it was amazing Jun 09, One person found this helpful.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Preview — High Citadel by Desmond Bagley. Outnumbered and outgunned, worn-out pilot Tim O’Hara must defend himself and the lives of his passengers when his plane crashes high in the Andes, and bring together an eclectic bunch of characters to outwit the hihg forces determined to put a stop, permanently, to the political aspirations of the democratic candidate who was on board.
Just, collectively, as a group of people of different nationalities who are all devoted to communism. Also typically, his work has received little attention from filmmakers, yielding only a few, unremarkable adaptations. Showing of 11 reviews. Published November 26th by HarperCollins higgh published Fortunately, in addition to the pilot, there’s an academic with a more than passing knowledge of medieval weaponry, another academic who is awfully handy at building things, a schoolteacher who’s handy with bows, and a young woman who isn’t afraid of doing her part.
It is amazing that more of his novels any of his novels, in fact have never been filmed, and that the few that have made it to the movies have not been hits. Aron Trausti rated it it was amazing Jul 01, The plot was ok tho and I’m surprised that desmonv has not been given a Hihh ‘treatment’ as it’s got the ingredients to keep people entertained for a couple of hours.
Konrad rated it it was ok Apr 30, Bagley suffered from a speech impediment stuttering all of his life, which initially exempted him from military conscription.
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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. 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 bagleu by the war etc.
Bagley Desmond Bagley was a British journalist and novelist principally known for a series of best-selling thrillers. Set up a giveaway. I came across way back when, and still it remains the best for me. The European view of communism just doesn’t feel like that now and the portrayal seems a bit over-the-top.
Doesn’t look like written by Desmond Bagley. Ch 8, V They might as well be orcs or followers of Lord Voldemort.
His family moved to the resort town of Blackpool in the summer ofwhen Bagley was twelve. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it desmnod, give it a second life.
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Gary Stephenson rated it it was amazing Apr 23, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I seem to recall through the haze of hith past that this book started off my liking for a good disaster novel! He left England in for Africa and worked his way overland, crossing the Sahara Desert and briefly settling in Kampala, Uganda, where he contracted malaria.