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Wilbur Smith

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Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, 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.

Genres: Historical, Thriller
Non fiction
Wilbur Smith recommends
The Accident Man (2007)
(Samuel Carver, book 1)
Tom Cain
"This is the best first thriller I have read since 'The Day of the Jackal'."
Raiders from the North (2009)
(Empire of the Moghul, book 1)
Alex Rutherford
"A totally absorbing narrative filled with authentic historical characters and sweeping action set in an age of horrifying but magnificent savagery. The writing is as compelling as the events described and kept me eagerly leaping from one page to the next."
Devil (2015)
(Leopards of Normandy, book 1)
David Churchill
"An exciting mix of medieval betrayal, violence and sex."
The Shrine (2015)
(Eagles of Rome)
Ben Kane
"The rising star of historical fiction."
Colossus (2015)
Colin Falconer
"A fantastic read."
Night Flight to Paris (2018)
David Gilman
"A gripping ride through a memorable period of history."

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