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The Runaways ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDF/EPUBOn a night of wild storms, two lonely creatures escape from captivityOne of the creatures is a boy, Smiler, wrongly convicted of stealing, the other a cheetah, Yarra, leaving the Longleat Wild Life Park to have her cubs in privacyBoth are in danger from the outside world and each other, but somehow their lives become inextricably bound up as they fight for survival on the edge of Salisbury PlainThe Runaways is the first book in Victor Canning s classic children s trilogy, which continues in Flight of the Grey Goose Victor Canning is one of the world s finest story tellers Good Housekeeping.

  • 192
  • The Runaways
  • Victor Canning
  • English
  • 19 January 2017
  • 0140310452

About the Author: Victor Canning

ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDF/EPUBVictor Canning was a prolific writer of novels and thrillers who flourished in the s, s and s, but whose reputation has faded since his death in He was personally reticent, writing no memoirs and giving relatively few newspaper interviewsCanning was born in Plymouth, Devon, the eldest child of a coach builder, Fred Canning, and his wife May, n e Goold During World War I his father served as an ambulance driver in France and Flanders, while he with his two sisters went to live in the village of Calstock ten miles north of Plymouth, where his uncle Cecil Goold worked for the railways and later became station master After the war the family returned to Plymouth In the mid s they moved to Oxford where his father had found work, and Victor attended the Oxford Central School Here he was encouraged to stay on at school and go to university by a classical scholar, Dr Henderson, but the family could not afford it and instead Victor went to work as a clerk in the education office at age Within three years he had started selling short stories to boys magazines and in , his first novel Mr Finchley Discovers his England, was accepted by Hodder and Stoughton and became a runaway best seller He gave up his job and started writing full time, producing thirteennovels in the next six years under three different names Lord Rothermere engaged him to write for the Daily Mail, and a number of his travel articles for the Daily Mail were collected as a book with illustrations by Leslie Stead under the title Everyman s England in He also continued to write short storiesHe married Phyllis McEwen in , a girl from a theatrical family whom he met while she was working with a touring vaudeville production at Weston super Mare They had three daughters, Lindel born in , Hilary born in , and Virginia who was born in , but died in infancyIn he enlisted in the Army, and was sent for training with the Royal Artillery in Llandrindod Wells in mid Wales, where he trained alongside his friend Eric Ambler Both were commissioned as second lieutenants in Canning worked in anti aircraft batteries in the south of England until early , when he was sent to North Africa and took part in the Allied invasion of Sicily and the Italian campaigns At the end of the war he was assigned to an Anglo American unit doing experimental work with radar range finding It was top secret work but nothing to do with espionage, though Canning never discouraged the assumption of publishers and reviewers that his espionage stories were partly based on experience He was discharged in with the rank of majorHe resumed writing with The Chasm , a novel about identifying a Nazi collaborator who has hidden himself in a remote Italian village A film of this was planned but never finished Canning s next book, Panther s Moon, was filmed as Spy Hunt, and from now on Canning was established as someone who could write a book a year in the suspense genre, have them reliably appear in book club and paperback editions on both sides of the Atlantic, be translated into the main European languages, and in many cases get filmed He himself spent a year in Hollywood working on scripts for movies of his own books and on TV shows The money earned from the film of The Golden Salamander filmed with Trevor Howard meant that Canning could buy a substantial country house with some land in Kent, Marle Place, where he lived for nearly twenty years and where his daughter continues to live now From the mid s onwards his books becameconventional, full of exotic settings, stirring action sequences and stock characters In he began a series of four books featuring a private detective called Rex Carver, and these were among his most successful in sales termsHe died in .



10 thoughts on “The Runaways

  1. Luan On Luan On says:

    ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDFEPUBA blind read, I wasn t expecting the heavy emotional impact this book had on me If ever there was a testament to the aching transportational power of words, this would be it a grown man in 2016 sobbing over a book published almost fifty years ago At its core The Runaways is a dual tale of survival Samuel Miles Smiler and Yarra, a cheetah Both are escapees Samuel en route to a reform school and Yarra from a reserve, and the book takes you on an epic journey detailing their struggles to o A blind read, I wasn t expecting the heavy emotional impact this book had on me If ever there was a testament to the aching transportational power of words, this would be it a grown man in 2016 sobbing over a book published almost fifty years ago At its core The Runaways is a dual tale of survival Samuel Miles Smiler and Yarra, a cheetah Both are escapees Samuel en route to a reform school and Yarra from a reserve, and the book takes you on an epic journey detailing their struggles to outwit the auth

  2. Foster Foster says:

    ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDFEPUBThis was one of the most memorable reads from my youth, and it was a gift for the baby shower of our new son I look forward to watching him read it in a few years time.Upon revisiting this title some 25 years later I was rather impressed by my vocabula

  3. Freyja Vanadis Freyja Vanadis says:

    ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDFEPUBI bought this book in either late 6th grade or early 7th grade, I can t remember which I loved it back then but I haven t read it for almost 40 years so there was a lot about the book I can t remember But even now, I think it s a good book There are a few things Mr Canning got wrong about cheetahs for instance, they most definitely are not social animals The only big cats who are social are lions But even with the few mistakes he made, I still enjoyed this book very much.

  4. Catriona Catriona says:

    ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDFEPUBI read this many times when I was younger and now enjoyed sharing the story with my son.

  5. Stephen Stephen says:

    ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDFEPUBThe book follows a fifteen year old boy who was wrongly convicted of a crime and who has run away from an approved reform school in the 1950s 70s UK, these were strict boot camp style boarding schools used to incarcerate young offenders The UK does not generally lock up young offenders anyAt the same time a cheetah escapes from Longleat safari park The two meet, and we have a classic boy convicted of a crime he

  6. J.A. Ironside J.A. Ironside says:

    ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDFEPUB3.5 4 stars roughly.I read this originally at school a long time ago, then wondered if I d imagined it as I couldn t find it anywhere A lot of Victor Canning s works have been republished on kindle so I eventually tracked it down In all honesty it s not as good as I remembered as a child I m sure that s not entirely the books fault tastes do mature and change It is still a good read and pretty good adventure story.The parallels between Smiler, wrongly detained at a correctional school and 3.5 4 stars roughly.I read this originally at school a long time ago, then wondered if I d imagined it as I couldn t find it anywhere A lot of Victor Canning s works have been republished on kindle so I eventually tracked it down In all honesty it s not as good as I remembered as a child I m sure that s not entirely the books fault tastes do mature and change It is still a good read and

  7. Danny Howell Danny Howell says:

    ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDFEPUBThis was an interesting read for me because the places mentioned in the book including Warminster, Longleat, Crockerton, Longbridge Deverill, Heytesbury, Imber, to name but a few are all in close proximity to where I live.I can t recall the exact year but it may have been 1979 or 1980 or thereabouts, the book was serialised for screening on children s television I remember seeing some of the filming being done in a field at Norton Common, at Corsley, near Warminster I watched the series wh This was an interesting read for me because the places mentioned in the book including Warminster, Longleat, Crockerton, Longbridge Deverill, Heytesbury, Imber, to name but a few are all in close proximity to where I live.I can t recall the exact year but it may have been 1979 or 1980 or there

  8. Andrea Andrea says:

    ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDFEPUBThis is in my opinion half a story about a runaway boy called Smiler, and Yarra, a runaway cheetah Smiler is a good kid that feels he has been wronged and has no way of proving himself until his dad comes back from the sea Smiler was a ve

  9. Lee Yahnker Lee Yahnker says:

    ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDFEPUBAn escaped cheetah and a boy running from reform school Both escapees Their story makes a good story Fiction

  10. Daniel Daniel says:

    ò The Runaways PDF Ð runaways pdf, The RunawaysThe Runaways PDFEPUBSo evocative Blew my mind when I read it as a kid.

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