Wilbur Smith





Wilbur Smith


Born
in Kabwe, Zambia
January 09, 1933

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Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.

Average rating: 4.02 · 175,505 ratings · 6,476 reviews · 182 distinct works · Similar authors
River God (Ancient Egypt, #1)

4.19 avg rating — 26,662 ratings — published 1994 — 81 editions
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The Seventh Scroll (Ancient...

4.10 avg rating — 12,792 ratings — published 1995 — 68 editions
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Warlock (Ancient Egypt, #3)

4.02 avg rating — 10,673 ratings — published 1995 — 68 editions
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When the Lion Feeds (Courtn...

4.15 avg rating — 9,104 ratings — published 1964 — 56 editions
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Monsoon (Courtney #10)

4.23 avg rating — 7,615 ratings — published 1999 — 50 editions
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Birds of Prey (Courtney #9)

4.14 avg rating — 7,564 ratings — published 1997 — 44 editions
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The Quest (Ancient Egypt, #4)

3.82 avg rating — 6,928 ratings — published 2007 — 47 editions
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Sound of Thunder (Courtney #2)

4.10 avg rating — 5,687 ratings — published 1966 — 47 editions
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Blue Horizon  (Courtney #11)

4.15 avg rating — 5,248 ratings — published 2003 — 43 editions
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A Sparrow Falls (Courtney #3)

4.10 avg rating — 4,620 ratings — published 1977 — 47 editions
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When the Lion Feeds Sound of Thunder A Sparrow Falls The Burning Shore Power of the Sword Rage A Time to Die
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“The best cure for racism is to have somebody shoot at you. Man, it does not matter then what color the arse is that comes to save yours-black or white, you're ready to give it a big fat kiss.”
Wilbur Smith, Golden Fox

“It's a strange paradox that a man gifted with too many talents can fritter them all away without developing a single one to its full.”
Wilbur Smith, Rage

“A man follows the path laid out for him. He does his duty to God and his King. He does what he must do, not what pleases him. God's truth, boy, what kind of world would this be if every man did what pleased him alone? Who would plough the fields and reap the harvest, if every man had the right to say, 'I don't want to do that.' In this world there is a place for every man, but every man must know his place.”
Wilbur Smith, Monsoon

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