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James Follett (1939–2021)

Author of Earthsearch

33+ Works 813 Members 26 Reviews

About the Author

Includes the names: James Follet, James Follett

Series

Works by James Follett

Earthsearch (1981) 74 copies
Mirage (1988) 66 copies
Churchill's Gold (1980) 56 copies
Torus (1990) 55 copies
Trojan (1991) 54 copies
Ice (1978) 50 copies
Death Ship (1982) 44 copies
The Tiptoe Boys (1982) 38 copies
Those in Peril (1991) 37 copies
Dominator (1984) 37 copies
Sabre (1997) 36 copies
SWIFT (1986) 35 copies
Cage of Eagles (1989) 33 copies
Savant (1993) 28 copies
The Doomsday Ultimatum (1976) 24 copies
U-700 (1979) 22 copies
Temple of the Winds (2000) 15 copies
Mindwarp (1994) 11 copies
The Wotan Warhead (1979) 11 copies
Wicca (2000) 11 copies
Return of the Eagles (2004) 10 copies
A Forest of Eagles (2004) 9 copies
The Silent Vulcan (2002) 8 copies
Second Atlantis (1998) 2 copies
Crown Court (1977) 2 copies

Associated Works

Scorpio Attack (1981) — Scriptwriter — 137 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Follett, James
Birthdate
1939-07-27
Date of death
2021-01-10
Gender
male
Nationality
England
Country (for map)
United Kingdom
Birthplace
Tolworth, England, UK
Places of residence
Tolworth, England, UK
Occupations
technical writer
writer (fiction)
screenwriter
Short biography
Follett became a full-time fiction writer in 1976, after resigning from contract work as a technical writer for the British Ministry of Defence. He has since written over 20 novels, several television plays, and many radio dramas. He is one of the 400 most popular British authors, measured by the numbers of books borrowed from public libraries in the UK.

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Did not finish. Disturbing story - great first half but lost me in the second half. Creepy.
 
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Suem330 | 2 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
Great read. sets up the story with some interesting insights into the history of the establishment of Israel and the issues experienced by their governments as they tried to protect themselves against the aggression of near neighbours. The story of how Israel managed to obtain the plans for the building of the Mirage jet fighter was fascinating.
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ElizabethCromb | 3 other reviews | Sep 1, 2023 |
Return of the Eagles is the third of James Follett's Eagles trilogy. Follett includes a great deal of information regarding eye damage because of shattered plane canopies and particularly of the work of Sir Harold Ridley to implant intraocular lens and of the use of contact lens. Another topic covered is Operation Paperclip, the U.S. governments search and recruitment of rocket scientists. One of his main characters Eric Hoffman a scientist who worked on the V2 rocket joins the topics by becoming friends with Karl Müller a POW who has been blinded. The novel wraps up all the many characters of the three novels and includes a bit of romance too.… (more)
 
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RonWelton | 1 other review | Oct 2, 2021 |
I have been captivated by James Follett's Eagles trilogy. Perhaps because the real No 1 POW Camp (Officers) Grizedale teases a sense of naïve romance in the midst of a horrendous war, and because of the heroic stature of Commander Otto Kruger, who was modeled after the real Otto Kretschmer, Germany's most successful U-boat captain prior to his capture and internment at Grizedale Hall. In the second book of the series, A Forrest of Eagles U-boat officer Leutnant Karl Moehe "has vital information on the behaviour of the T5 torpedoes that he has to get home." Remarkable for the number and ingenuity of his attempted escapes, accident prone Moehe, who has managed to break an arm while in hospital, is also known as "Unglückish Moehe" unlucky Moehe. His trials make up the first of the four parts of the novel all of which are well worth the read.… (more)
 
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Works
33
Also by
1
Members
813
Popularity
#31,389
Rating
½ 3.4
Reviews
26
ISBNs
126
Languages
5

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