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Wilbur Smith
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of WHEN THE LION FEEDS in 1964 he became a full-time writer, and has since written 30 novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide.... show more



Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of WHEN THE LION FEEDS in 1964 he became a full-time writer, and has since written 30 novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into twenty-six different languages

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Birth date: January 09, 1933
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Book Thoughts rated it 11 months ago
I always enjoy reading these epic Wilbur Smith novels of Africa. There is great culture and history, and while not great literature, the good guys are always really good, and the bad guys are always really bad. You know exactly what you are getting in one of these stories. This particular story fini...
Muriellerites
Muriellerites rated it 3 years ago
When the Lion Feeds, Wilbur Smith 's first book in his Courtney series, takes place in South Africa during the times of the Zulu wars. The story is based on Sean Courtney's journey from his family's farm which he leaves to his alcoholic twin brother Gary and his pregnant young wife. He strikes it ri...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: standalone, african-continent, afr-s-africa, summer-2015, drilling-mining-digging, filthy-lucre, betrayal, published-1970 Read on June 13, 2015 Read by David RintoulDescription: Rod Ironsides, ambitious and hard-living mining expert, knows that the general managership of the Sonde...
Alessandra
Alessandra rated it 4 years ago
Completamente diverso dai precedenti volumi della saga egizia, questo più che un romanzo storico è quasi un fantasy... Magie, incantesimi e vari eventi soprannaturali sono la spina dorsale della trama. Lo stesso Taita, il mitico Longevo dall'intelletto acuto, che ricordiamo come poeta, scrittore, ar...
Passionate about Books!
Passionate about Books! rated it 5 years ago
I loved going back to the world of Taita and particulary, ancient Egypt. There have been several reviews complaining of Taita's character, how he is so vain and full of himself. I guess I was a bit used to it because, even from the beginning, he was always like that, although not to the extent as he...
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