The Guns of Navarone novel by Alistair MacLean

I’ve just re-read the Guns of Navarone novel by Alistair MacLean. Alistair MacLean wrote his classic adventure novel, novel The Guns of Navarone,in 1957. The book was also made into a wonderful film, which I have watched many times. You’ve probably seen the film already, but the book is well worth the read. A crack … Continue reading The Guns of Navarone novel by Alistair MacLean

Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean

Alistair Maclean died in 1987, but what a legacy he left behind. Alistair MacLean wrote the novel, Where Eagles Dare, at the same time as he wrote the screenplay. The 1968 film was shot on location in Bavaria and Austria. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced this classic film with stars such as Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood and Mary … Continue reading Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean

The Freedom Trap by Desmond Bagley

Another novel by Desmond Bagley, author of The Vivero Letter, one of my all time favourite writers. I only wish I could have met him. The Freedom Trap was first published in 1971 and is said to be loosely based on the escape of, spy, double agent and traitor depending on your point of view, George Blake from … Continue reading The Freedom Trap by Desmond Bagley