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The Unforgiving Wind

The Unforgiving Wind

(1963)
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Charting the disastrous expedition of Commander Adams, this novel follows the misfortunes of his men across the Arctic. Whatever can go wrong does go wrong as transport, instruments, health and sanity begin to fail. The team seem irretrievably lost in the dark Arctic winter, frightened and half-starving even when they find a base. Only one man can rescue them, the truculent Tom Fife who must respond to the faint radio signals coming from the Arctic shores. A powerful and disturbing novel, this story takes your breath away.

The Author: John Harris, wrote under his own name and also the pen names of Mark Hebden and Max Hennessy.

He was born in 1916 and educated at Rotherham Grammar School before becoming a journalist on the staff of the local paper. A short period freelancing preceded World War II, during which he served as a corporal attached to the South African Air Force. Moving to the Sheffield Telegraph after the war, he also became known as an accomplished writer and cartoonist. Other 'part time' careers followed.

He started writing novels in 1951 and in 1953 had considerable success when his best-selling 'The Sea Shall Not Have Them' was filmed. He went on to write many more war and modern adventure novels under his own name, and also some authoritative non-fiction, such as 'Dunkirk'. Using the name Max Hennessy, he wrote some very accomplished historical fiction and as Mark Hebden, the 'Chief Inspector Pel' novels which feature a quirky Burgundian policeman.

Harris was a sailor, an airman, a journalist, a travel courier, a cartoonist and a history teacher, who also managed to squeeze in over eighty books. A master of war and crime fiction, his enduring novels are versatile and entertaining.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 1974 : UK Hardback
Title: Unforgiving Wind
Author(s): John Harris
ISBN: 0091187001 / 9780091187002 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson Lib.Service
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Paperback Editions

January 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The Unforgiving Wind
Author(s): John Harris
ISBN: 0755102274 / 9780755102273 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Unforgiving Wind
Author(s): John Harris

Publisher: House of Stratus
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