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Name: Hammond Innes  
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Date of Birth: 15th July 1914
Place of Birth: Horsham, Sussex, England, UK
Profession: Writer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Hammond Innes (July 15, 1914 – June 10, 1998) was an English author who wrote over thirty novels, as well as children's and travel books.

Ralph Hammond Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex. Educated at Cranbrook School in Kent, he left in 1931 to work as a journalist, initially with the Financial Times (at the time called the Financial News). The Doppelganger, his first novel, was published in 1937. In WWII he served in the Royal Artillery, eventually rising to the rank of Major. During the war, a number of his books were published, including Wreckers Must Breathe (1940), The Trojan Horse (1941) and Attack Alarm (1941). After being demobbed, in 1946 he worked full-time as a writer, achieving a number of early successes.

Innes went on to produce books in a regular sequence of six months of travel and research and then six months of writing, with many of these works featuring the sea. His rate of work was reduced from the 1960s, but was still substantial, and he became interested in ecological themes. He continued writing until just before his death. His last novel was Delta Connection (1996).

Four of his earlier novels were made into films: Snowbound (1948) from The Lonely Skier (1947), Hell Below Zero (1954) from The White South (1949), Campbell's Kingdom (1957) from the book of the same name (1952) and The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) also from the book of the same name (1956).


  • The wiktionary:Doppelganger (1937)
  • Air Disaster (1937)
  • Sabotage Broadcast (1938)
  • All Roads Lead to Friday (1939)
  • Wreckers Must Breathe (1940)
  • The Trojan Horse (1940)
  • Attack Alarm (1941)
  • Dead and Alive (1946)
  • Killer Mine (1947)
  • The Lonely Skier (1947)
  • The Blue Ice (1948)
  • Maddon’s Rock (1948)
  • The White South (1949)
  • The Angry Mountain (1950)
  • Air Bridge (1951)
  • Campbell’s Kingdom (1952)
  • The Strange Land (1954)
  • The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1956)
  • The Land God Gave to Cain (1958)
  • The Doomed Oasis (1960)
  • Atlantic Fury (1962)
  • The Strode Venturer (1965)
  • Levkas Man (1971)
  • Golden Soak (1973)
  • North Star (1975)
  • The Big Footprints (1977)
  • Solomons Seal (1980)
  • The Black Tide (1982)
  • High Stand (1985)
  • Medusa (1988)
  • Isvik (1991)
  • Target Antarctica (1993)
  • Delta Connection (1996)
  • The Last Voyage: Captain Cook’s Lost Diary (fictional diary) (1978)
  • Some non-fiction and children's literature

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