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The Resource On Leopard Rock : a life of adventures, Wilbur Smith

On Leopard Rock : a life of adventures, Wilbur Smith

Label
On Leopard Rock : a life of adventures
Title
On Leopard Rock
Title remainder
a life of adventures
Statement of responsibility
Wilbur Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wilbur Smith has lived an incredible life of adventure, and now he shares the extraordinary true stories that have inspired his fiction. "I've been writing novels for over fifty years. I was lucky enough to miss the big wars and not get shot, but lucky enough to grow up among the heroes who had served in them and learn from their example. I have lucked into things continuously. I have done things which have seemed appalling at the time, disastrous even, but out of them have come another story or a deeper knowledge of human character and the ability to express myself better on paper, write books which people enjoy reading. Along the way, I have lived a life that I could never have imagined. I have been privileged to meet people from all corners of the globe, I have been wherever my heart has desired and in the process my books have taken readers to many, many places. I always say I've started wars, I've burned down cities, and I've killed hundreds of thousands of people - but only in my imagination!" From being attacked by lions to close encounters with deadly reef sharks, from getting lost in the African bush without water to crawling the precarious tunnels of gold mines, from marlin fishing with Lee Marvin to near death from crash-landing a Cessna airplane, from brutal schooldays to redemption through writing and falling in love, Wilbur Smith tells us the intimate stories of his life that have been the raw material for his fiction. Always candid, sometimes hilarious, and never less than thrillingly entertaining, On Leopard Rock is testament to a writer whose life is as rich and eventful as his novels are compellingly unputdownable".--Page [2] of cover
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10665337
Cataloging source
YDX
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Smith, Wilbur A
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9405.9.S5
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Smith, Wilbur A
  • Smith, Wilbur A
  • Authors, South African
  • Authors, South African
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a life of adventures
Label
On Leopard Rock : a life of adventures, Wilbur Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index (pages 321-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Twilight -- Lions in the night -- This child's life -- This boy's life -- This student's life -- This underworld life -- The law is an ass -- This seafaring life -- This high-flying life -- This Hollywood life -- This hero's life -- this hunting life -- this African life -- This desert life -- This American life -- This diving life -- This writing life -- Appendix: The monarch of the Ilungu
Control code
on1006442332
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781499861242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1006442332
Label
On Leopard Rock : a life of adventures, Wilbur Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index (pages 321-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Twilight -- Lions in the night -- This child's life -- This boy's life -- This student's life -- This underworld life -- The law is an ass -- This seafaring life -- This high-flying life -- This Hollywood life -- This hero's life -- this hunting life -- this African life -- This desert life -- This American life -- This diving life -- This writing life -- Appendix: The monarch of the Ilungu
Control code
on1006442332
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781499861242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1006442332

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