Alistair MacLean’s HMS Ulysses, an improbable debut novel 60 years ago for the world’s greatest action thriller writer

Where Eagles DareHMS Ulysses was the highly acclaimed debut novel by the Scottish author, Alistair MacLean, based upon his experiences in the Royal Navy and the dangerous Arctic convoys of the Second World War. Yet the book very nearly didn’t happen. A publisher had to persuade a reluctant MacLean to write it after he’d won a local short story competition.  Continue reading “Alistair MacLean’s HMS Ulysses, an improbable debut novel 60 years ago for the world’s greatest action thriller writer”

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