C. S. Forester

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English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)

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Captain Horatio Hornblower may have been a famous name ever since CS Forester wrote the first novel featuring the character many years ago,but even he couldn't have expected his creation to be enjoying a surge of interest in the 21st century.
Horatio Hornblower, played by Welsh hunk Ioan Gruffudd, finds himself being tried by Pellew over a mutiny charge in the second series of the nautical drama based on the books of CS Forester.
If you want to know where CS Forester found inspiration for Horatio Hornblower or Patrick O'Brian for his cult hero Jack Aubrey, then look no further.
LET ME START OUT BY NAILING MY colours to the mast: I'm a lapstrake dory man; leg-of-mutton sail, centreboard and protected waters, Whenever the swell gets above about a half-metre, I'm in the club reading CS Forester or Patrick O'Brian.
OTHER REFUSENIKSCS LEWIS, writer (d 1963), turned down CBE in 1952 GRAHAM GREENE, writer (d 1991) turned down CBE in 1956 JB PRIESTLEY, writer (d 1984), rejected peerage in 1965 and Companion of Honour in 1969 PHILIP LARKIN, poet (d 1985) turned down OBE in 1968 FRANCIS BACON, artist (d 1992) turned down CBE in 1960 ROBERT GRAVES, poet (d 1985) rejected CBE in 1957, and CH 1984 CS FORESTER, writer (d 1966) turned down a CBE in 1953 ELEANOR FARJEON, author (d 1965) turned down OBE in 1959 FRANCIS CRICK, Scientist and DNA discoverer (d 2004), turned down CBE in 1963 JOHN IRELAND, composer (d 1962), turned down CBE in 1959 MAJOR DEREK ALLHUSEN, Equestrian Olympic medallist (d 2000), turned down MBE in 1969 Should the honours system be scrapped?
TARS covers familiar ground to fans of CS Forester and Patrick O'Brien - the press gangs, the broadsides, the derring-do - but it has the added advantage of being a true story.
The books, written by CS Forester, portray Hornblower as a brave and clever naval officer making his way in the rough, tough world of the navy.
Among the programmes announced are a historical drama Hornblower based on the CS Forester novels about the maritime hero as well as a dramatisation of Laurie Lee's Cider With Rosie.
It has all the ingredients that readers who are familiar with the writing of Patrick O'Brian, Alexander Kent and CS Forester will recognise: perilous seascapes, bloody sea battles, races against time and tide, gallant sea captains and salty crew, exotic locations but with a twist
However, his reluctance to join Huston on an elephant shooting expedition led to tensions between them during the making of The African Queen (1951), which Peter Viertel was adapting for the screen from the CS Forester novel.