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The African Queen

C S Forester

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical adventure, War & combat fiction

The film of this famous love and adventure story which starred Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart became one of the most popular films ever made.

THE AFRICAN QUEEN is C.S Forester's sublime story of how Rose Sayer, a straitlaced missionary and Charlie Allnut, a gin-swilling riverboat owner, sail down a dangerous African river in a rusty old tub, The African Queen and outwit the Germans is a classic tale of derring-do. Made into a Hollywood movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, it remains one of the most popular films ever made.

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C S Forester

C.S. Forester was born in 1899, the son of an English school-teacher. He cut his teeth on a series of military and naval novels before being offered a Hollywood screen-writing job to pen a pirate movie. However when that project went belly up, he turned to writing again with the first of the series that was to make him a worldwide name - THE HAPPY RETURN starring one Horatio Hornblower. He eventually died in 1966.

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