No Less Than the Journey
By (author) E. V. Thompson
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No Less Than the Journey by E. V. Thompson
Book DescriptionWesley Curnow, a young Cornish miner, arrives in the United States to seek an uncle who is working on the mines in Missouri. Taking passage on a boat from New York, bound for New Orleans, he meets up with a charismatic U.S. marshal who is en route to the western territories to bring law to the area.After a gun fight with pirates on the Mississippi River and an encounter with an attractive half-Mexican croupier, Wes parts company with his companions only to find his uncle has been forced to move away. Wes faces a serious altercation with German miners, meets and old 'Mountainman' who teaches him proficiency with a revolver, and then faces a journey overland through inhospitable country. But can he survive the journey?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780709087441
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Robert Hale Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author E. V. Thompson
Tolpuddle Woman, Hardback (March 2015)
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Bonds of Earth, Paperback (May 2014)
In 1837 when rich deposits of copper ore are discovered, an influx of out-of-work miners flock to the area from Cornwall's far west, bringing with them problems alien to the hard-working but easy-going countrymen. Goran Trebartha, whose working life is divided between two farms, finds himself caught between the seemingly incompatible cultures.
Music Makers, Hardback (August 2013)
In the troubled countryside of Ireland, the 1840s are harrowing years; the seasons when potato crops fail and the gaunt spectre of hunger stalks the landscape. Against this stark world stands Liam McCabe, one-time fisherman of Kilmar, now turning his hand to politics to offer his countrymen the thing they need most: a glimmer of hope.
Paths of Destiny, Paperback (June 2011)» View all books by E. V. Thompson
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Author Biography - E. V. Thompson
E.V. Thompson was born in the East End of London, but after his family home was destroyed by German bombers during The Second World War, they moved to Oxfordshire. E.V. Thompson has been a sailor, a policeman, and airline detective, chief of Civil Aviation Security, a floor sweeper, a hotel detective and a civil servant. He now writes full-time. His hobbies include History, travel and all things Cornish. E.V. Thompson has had a vast number of short stories and articles published in newspapers, magazines and broadcast on radio in many countries and have presented numerous radio series on BBC Radio Cornwall and overseas. His novel, Chase the Wind, won the award as Best Historical Novel of the Year. E.V. Thompson currently lives at Trebartha, on the South East edge of Bodmin Moor and is involved with many literary associations and charities.
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