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by Michael Gilbert

Author: Michael Gilbert
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; New edition edition (June 1, 1980)
Pages: 224 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.4
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Michael Gilbert died in 2006, aged ninety three, and was survived by his wife and their two sons and five daughters. A thin trail of chalky white dust blew out behind him. He must be coming here, said Professor Lindt.

Michael Gilbert died in 2006, aged ninety three, and was survived by his wife and their two sons and five daughters. A ribbon of dusty road zigzagged up the shoulder of the hill, making a final twist round the very foot of the knob on which the Villa Korngold was perched. The road leads only to the villa.

The Dust and The Heat. Oliver Nugent is a young Armoured Corps officer in the year 1945. Taking on a near derelict pharmaceutical firm, he determines to rebuild it and make it a success. He encounters some ruthless opposition, and counteracts with some fairly unscrupulous methods of his own. It seems no one is above blackmail and all is deemed fair in big business battles. Then a threat: apparently from German sources it alludes to a time when Oliver was in charge of an SS camp, jeopardizing his company and all that he has worked for. Fiction Thriller & Crime.

Anything For A Quiet Life & Other Mysteries. Be Shot For Six Pence.

I'm told that Gilbert wrote his novels on the train to and from work as a. .

I'm told that Gilbert wrote his novels on the train to and from work as a solicitor. Passages like these I always imagine him writing with a tiny, private smile. A fascinating, if somewhat scary book, as it shows the lengths to which people who are probably no worse than the rest of us doing some pretty miserable stuff under the pressure of making money and becoming successful, or even just the desire to win a gamble. Born in Lincolnshire in 1912, Michael Francis Gilbert was educated in Sussex before entering the University of London where he gained an LLB with honours in 1937.

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A fascinating, if somewhat scary book, as it shows the lengths to which people who are probably no worse than the rest of us doing some pretty miserable stuff under the pressure of making money and becoming successful, or even just the desire to win a gamble.

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Ships from and sold by the book community. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Born in Lincolnshire, England, Michael Francis Gilbert graduated in law from the University of London in 1937, shortly after which he first spent some time teaching at a prep-school which was followed by six years serving with the Royal Horse Artillery. During World War II he was captured following service in North Africa and Italy, and his prisoner-of-war experiences later leading to the writing of the acclaimed novel 'Death in Captivity' in 1952.