Campbells Kingdom

About the Author: Hammond Innes

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  • Campbells Kingdom
  • Hammond Innes
  • 10 November 2017
  • 9997403762

Campbells Kingdom At 36, Bruce Wetheral, A London Insurance Clerk, Finds He Hasn T Much Time To Live A Few Hours Later He Also Learns That He Has Become Sole Heir To His Grandfather S Failing Canadian Enterprise Campbell S Land Perched At 7000 Feet In The Canadian Rockies May Contain Vast Resources Of Oil The Old Man S Partners Offer Him A Moderate Sum For Control He Declines The Offer And Launches His Own Search For Rocky Mountain Black GoldThe Art Of Writing Thoroughly Well Documented And Ably Written Thrillers Is Perfectly Understood By Innes, Whose Work Stands In A Class By Itself V.S Pritchett

10 thoughts on “Campbells Kingdom

  1. Sarah Harkness says:

    I think I first read this book when I was 13 or 14, at the same time as I was reading Alastair McLean and Len Deighton I saw it by chance last week on the bookswap shelves in the gym and picked it up out of curiosity to see how it had aged and couldn t put it down Innes was just a fantastic spinner of yarn, and i really enjoyed it again I think this is one of hisfamous works if it was published now, they d make a film of it, as it has all the visual hallmarks of a great action movie I think I first read this book when I was 13 or 14, at the same time as I was reading Alastair McLean and Len Deighton I saw it by chance last week on the bookswap shelves in the gym and picked it up out of curiosity to see how it had aged and couldn t put it down Innes was just a fantastic spinner of yarn, and i real...

  2. Rick Piatt says:

    The only way I can describe the experience of reading any Hammond Innes book is to say it feels like I m reading a 1950 s black white movie A very good black white movie.

  3. David Beeson says:

    How would you spend the last few months of your life Bruce Weatheral faces the dilemma when he s diagnosed with untreatable stomach cancer It s hard to know which is worse the prospect of death within weeks, or the idea that he will spend them living in his dingy rented room in London and commuting to his uninspiring City job in insurance.But the same day he receives his death sentence, he also learns of an actual death his grandfather, Stuart Campbell, died the previous autumn, in his lonely How would you spend the last few months of your life Bruce Weatheral faces the dilemma when he s diagnosed with untreatable stomach cancer It s hard to know which is worse the prospect of death within weeks, or the idea that he will spend them living in his dingy rented room in London and commuting to his uninspiring City job in insurance.But the same day he receives his death sentence, he also learns of an actual death his grandfather, Stuart Campbell, died the previous autumn, in his lonely log cabin in the plot of land, high in the Canadian Rockies, that had come to be known as Campbell s Kingdom That land is now Bruce s.The news is less of a blow than a surprise The only time Bruce had met his grandfather, it was as the latter was being released from gaol, after serving a sentence for fraud He had raised money to prospect for oil in the Kingdom, and then every penny had gone mi...

  4. Michael Wilton says:

    Campbell s Kingdom by Hammond Innes, published by Collins in 1952, is one of my favourite stories, and one I am happy to read at regular intervals when there is nothing else on the skyline.In essence, after gaining three months first hand background experience of drilling in the Canadian Rockies, Hammond Innes got down to writing a gripping adventure story.Given only two months to live, 36 year old Bruce Wetheral returns to his lodgings one day in a dream, feeling that he has wasted his life as Campbell s Kingdom by Hammond Innes, published by Collins in 1952, is one of my favourite stories, and one I am happy to read at regular intervals when there is nothing else on the skyline.In essence, after gaining three months first hand background experience of drilling in the Canadian Rockies, Hammond Innes got down to writing a gripping adventure story.Given only two months to live, 36 year old Bruce Wetheral returns to his lodgings one day in a dream, feeling that he has wasted his life as an insurance clerk, only to be told by a solicitor that he is the owner of a small valley in the Canadian Rocky Mountains as a result of a bequest by his grandfather After reading his grandfather s letter expressing his strongly held hopes and beliefs, he decides to chuck his job and emigrate to Canada, and dedicate what is left of his life to proving his grand...

  5. David Gilchrist says:

    I again love this type of adventure story, that good it was made into a film.

  6. Ellen says:

    This book was much better than I expected When I first got this book I had no urge to read it, I only picked it up because it was cheap and the edition matched my other classics, and I didn t even read the blurb on the back so it was definitely an impulse buy Basically, this book follows the character of Bruce Wetheral, an English man, who finds out his Grandfather has died and left him some land called Campbell s Kingdom This land was in the Rocky Mountains and Bruce s Grandfather was convi This book was much better than I expected When I first got this book I had no urge to read it, I only picked it up because it was cheap and the edition matched my other classics, and I didn t even read the blurb on the back so it was definitely an impulse buy Basically, this book follows the character of Bruce Wetheral, an English man, who finds out his Grandfather has died and left him some land called Campbell s Ki...

  7. Julie Barrett says:

    Campbell s kingdom by Innes Hammond About the oil fields in Canada with background of all the intricate details.His grandfather had formed a company in Canada and he s now the holder of all of the company as his grandfather has died.Early 1900 s He had never given up on finding oilhydroelectric production and plansBruce travels to Canada and meets many of his grandfathers associates The lawyers are trying to pressure Bruce to sign the deed over to themLots of mysteries await him as he Campbell s kingdom by Innes Hammond About the oil fields in Canada with background of all the intricate details.His grandfather had formed a company in Canada and he s now the holder of all of the company as his grandfather has died.Early 1900 s He had never given up on finding oilhydroelectric production and plansBruce travels to ...

  8. Sue Law says:

    A reread of one of my favourite Hammond Inneses and still a gripping, fast paced adventure One day Bruce Wetheral learns first that he has stomach cancer and probably only 2 months to live and then that his maternal grandfather has died and left him his property in the Canadian Rockies His grandfather died firm in his belief that there is oil under the property despite the scorn of the world Should Bruce try to vindicate his grandfather or accept the offer for the land which came with the wil A reread of one of my favourite Hammond Inneses and still a gripping, fast paced adventure One day Bruce Wetheral learns first that he has stomach cancer and probabl...

  9. Derek Durant says:

    In his era Hammond Innes was one of the UK s best thriller writers and I love all his work This is one of the best known and a fine example of his talent How refreshing to start at the beginning and read through to the end in a single thread It may...