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Rogue Justice

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When the Rogue Male misses his chance to assassinate Hitler in peacetime, he goes undercover in Nazi Germany looking for a second opportunity.Here, he declares his own personal war and recklessly fights his way across occupied Europe, with the Gestapo hot on his heels.Battling against Nazi ideology, he's transported across a continent, allied with escaping Jews and resistance groups, as he seeks justice for the evils done to the land, the people and the woman that he loved.

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Watcher in the Shadows

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Dance of the Dwarfs

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Thing to Love

Geoffrey Household
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An adventure novel from the acclaimed author of ROGUE MALE.General Kucera fled his homeland of Czechoslovakia when the Communists arrived, and he made a new life for himself in the fictional republic of Guayanas. A gifted soldier, he builds up the Fifth Armored Division, which he commands, with hard-hitting efficiency.But when revolution arrives in the land, General Kucera is unsure which side he should be on. His troops will make a huge difference to the outcome of war.Loyalty to his adopted country means he initially joins with the President's forces. But as he realises that the war is between the haves and have-nots, one side supported by the veiled intervention of the United States and the Soviet Union, he realises that victory will be empty if it does not follow the wishes of the people.

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The Brides of Solomon and Other Stories

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Geoffrey Household

Sixteen short stories from acclaimed author Geoffrey Household.First published in 1958, this collection of short stories is a snapshot of Household's great skill as a storyteller. Despite vastly different characters and plots, the collection as a whole explores Household's generation - raw from war and political upheaval - with wit, suspense and brilliance. Including, among others, The Case of Valentin Lecormier, Constant Lovers, The Idealist, Kindly Stranger, Salute, Eggs as Ain't, The Eye of a Soldier, Children's Crusade.

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Tales of Adventurers

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Thirteen short stories from the original master of the spy-thriller.It was by this 1952 collection of short stories that Geoffrey Household wished his literary skill to be judged. And it is clear why. In a captivating assortment of tales from spy thrillers to historical fables, the reader is taken on a journey from the Mediterranean Sea on the eve of the First World War through the freezing valleys of Albanian to the ironic, personal landscape of a female spy preoccupied with marriage. With wit, suspense and political intrigue, Tales of Adventurers stands with Household's best.Including, among others, The Cook Runner, The Picket Lines of Marton Hevessy, The Hut, Woman in Love and Railroad Harvest.

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Fellow Passenger

Geoffrey Household
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Geoffrey Household

A brilliant story of espionage and disguise from the original master of spy fiction.Claudio Howerd-Wolferstan is neither a communist nor a spy. Yet he breaks into a top-security Government hostel to retrieve the family treasure. With a spot secured on the wanted lists of both the British police and Russian communist leaders, he is forced to run from a charge of high treason. A master of disguise, he bluffs his way out of many a dangerous situation and outwits his pursuers. But how long can his luck last?The speed of Claudio's transformations from Spanish sailor to chimney-sweep, from elephant trainer to Indian guitarist give the chase a comical breathlessness. It is easy to understand why FELLOW PASSENGER is one of Household's own favourites.

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The Three Sentinels

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Geoffrey Household

A company-controlled oil town becomes the scene of a layoff and a subsequent boycott led by Rafael Garay, whose wife is killed alongside 17 others in the protest.Mat Darlow, a gentle mining engineer, is sent to the Latin American community to handle the situation. Each man is fighting for control of the Three Sentinels: three, deep, surging oil wells perched on a barren ridge of the Andes.Despite the deadlock, the opponents are instinctively drawn to each other - and one thing links them: Garay's son, Chepe, who attaches himself to both men at war.'Household is a story-teller in direct line of descent from Daniel Defoe and Robert Louis Stevenson' New Yorker

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Olura

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The High Place

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A Time to Kill

Geoffrey Household
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Geoffrey Household

A TIME TO KILL is a classic thriller from one of the 20th century's best crime writers. Roger Taine wants to be left alone to live quietly in the country with his wife and children. But Roland, head of British Intelligence needs his help. A vicious spy ring has a very simple idea: strategically placed foot-and-mouth disease. One isolated outbreak would spread virulently. Twenty outbreaks at the same time would be uncontrollable. And so two men must fight against time to prevent certain catastrophe...

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Hostage: London

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Escape into Daylight

Geoffrey Household
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Geoffrey Household

An edge-of-your-seat children's story from the acclaimed author of ROGUE MALE.A tense, edge-of-your-seat story of two kidnapped children, Mike and Carrie, who find themselves imprisoned under the ruins of an abbey. The two must escape as they realise that no one is coming for them...

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Prisoner of the Indies

Geoffrey Household
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Geoffrey Household

An exciting historical children's story from the acclaimed author of ROGUE MALE.The exciting sixteenth-century story of the Englishman Miles Phillips and his fifteen-year journey to New Spain, where he encounters a tropical paradise, good food, and the Inquisition...

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The Exploits of Xenophon

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Geoffrey Household retells Xenophon's time-enduring story of the Greek army that supported Cyrus the Great in his attempt on the Persian throne. Told for the first time for children, this is one of the world's great stories of courage and endurance.

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Arrows of Desire

Geoffrey Household
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Geoffrey Household

It is 700 years after the age of destruction and London is just a forest. Britain is no longer an independent state but a primitive outpost of the Euro-African Federation. All is not well at the settlement near Avebury. The native Britons do not like the new Britons who have 'come home' from Euro-Africa, dancing a bizarre, twenty-two-man cricket dance and singing an obscure song called 'Landa Fope'.After one of these immigrants takes a shot at the High Commissioner, Ali Pretorius, chaos breaks out, and it is left to a beautiful young woman, Thea, to restore peace and order . . .

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Red Anger

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Doom's Caravan

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The Courtesy of Death

Geoffrey Household
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Geoffrey Household

When retired mining engineer Yarrow is disturbed after midnight by Barnabas Fosworth, he assumes that he is just a curious eccentric. But by helping Fosworth in his search for the mysterious girl he seeks, Yarrow soon finds his life inexplicably threatened by a mystical sect who believe that taking life is forgivable, since death is only a transition.Entombed in a cavern in the Mendips, Yarrow discovers the ancient secrets that have their origins in paleolithic paintings; and it is only through this new knowledge that he can hope to escape a very unpleasant death.

Geoffrey Household

Geoffrey Household was a prolific novelist of political thrillers and suspense stories, most notably the classic ROGUE MALE, which, THE TIMES recently declared, 'remains as exciting and probing as ever'. He was as widely travelled as the settings of his books suggest: after graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a first in English literature he worked abroad for twenty-five years, and served in British Intelligence during World War Two in Greece and the Middle East. He married twice and eventually settled in the English countryside with his wife and three children.