Campbell's land--perched at 7000 feet in the Canadian Rockies--may contain vast resources of oil. The old man's partners offer him a moderate sum for control. He declines the offe...more
Bruce Weatheral faces the dilemma when he’s diagnosed with untreatable stomach cancer. It’s hard to know which is worse: the prospect of death within weeks, or the idea that he will spend them living in his dingy rented room in London and commuting to his uninspiring City job in insurance.
But the same day he receives his death sentence, he also learns of an actual death: his grandfather, Stuart Campbell, died the previous autumn, in his lonely ...more
Campbell’s Kingdom by Hammond Innes, published by Collins in 1952, is one of my favourite stories, and one I am happy to read at regular intervals when there is nothing else on the skyline.
In essence, after gaining three months first hand background experience of drilling in the Canadian Rockies, Hammond Innes got down to writing a gripping adventure story.
Given only two months to live, 36-year-old Bruce Wetheral returns to his lodgings one day in a dream, feeling that he has wasted his life as ...more
Basically, this book follows the character of Bruce Wetheral, an English man, who finds out his Grandfather has died and left him some land called Campbell’s Kingdom. This land was in the Rocky Mountains and Bruce’s Grandfather was convi ...more
About the oil fields in Canada with background of all the intricate details.
His grandfather had formed a company in Canada and he's now the holder of all of the company as his grandfather has died.
Early 1900's He had never given up on finding oil...hydroelectric production and plans...
Bruce travels to Canada and meets many of his grandfathers associates. The lawyers are trying to pressure Bruce to sign the deed over to them...
Lots of mysteries await him as he ...more
Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, and educated at the Cranbrook School in Kent ...more