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Bulldog Drummond By H.C McNeile

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Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond is an English gentleman, looking for adventure.

'Demobilized officer, finding peace incredibly tedious, would welcome diversion. Legitimate, if possible; but crime, if of a comparatively humorous description, no objection. Excitement essential... Reply at once Box X10.'

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Bulldog Drummond by H.C McNeile

Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond is an English gentleman, looking for adventure.

When the formidable Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond places this newspaper advert, hungry for adventure after the end of the First World War, he embarks on a career as the invincible guardian of his country. His first reply comes from a beautiful young woman, who sends him to investigate what at first looks like blackmail but turns out to be far more complicated and dangerous. The rescue of a kidnapped millionaire, later found with his thumbs horribly mangled, leads Drummond to uncover a political conspiracy of awesome scope and villainy, masterminded by the ruthless Carl Peterson.

Originally published in 1920, Bulldog Drummond set the standard: as Ian Fleming himself confessed, James Bond was Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer from the waist down, but Bulldog Drummond from the waist up.

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"Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond is an English gentleman, looking for adventure. 'Demobilized officer, finding peace incredibly tedious, would welcome diversion. Legitimate, if possible; but crime, if of a comparatively humorous description, no objection. Excitement essential... Reply at once Box X10.'"

About H.C McNeile


Sapper was the pen name of Herman Cyril McNeile, chosen because he served for some years with the Royal Engineers, who are popularly known as 'sappers'. His most famous character - the formidable Bulldog Drummond - inspired a hugely popular series and several films, making Sapper one of the most popular novelists of his generation.

Robert Giddings is a literary critic and broadcaster who regularly writes for publications including the Tribune and the Dickensian. He is the author of A Student's Guide to Charles Dickens, and co-author with Keith Selby of The Classic Serial on Television and Radio.

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GOR001963415
Bulldog Drummond by H.C McNeile
H.C McNeile
Atlantic Classic Crime
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2008-11-01
272
1843548518
9781843548515
N/A
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