Wilbur Smith

Bestselling adventure thriller writer...

Wilbur Smith

Biography

Date of birth: 9 January 1933

Not many authors can claim to have sold over 122 million books and still be bothering the bestseller charts, but Wilbur Smith is doing just that!

Born in Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia), Wilbur was expected to follow in the footsteps of his father, a metal worker and cattle ranch owner who frowned upon WIlbur's love of books and writing, so much so that Wilbur became an Inland Revenue tax accountant, rather than pursue his preferred profession of journalism in South Africa. However, it wasn't long before the writer's bug bit again and in 1964 When the Lion Feeds was published.

Wilbur has now published over 30 novels, most of which form his bestselling series's (The Courtney series, The Ballantyne series and the Egyptian series). Whilst Wilbur now lives in London, Africa still remains his greatest inspiration, indeed for many, a Wilbur Smith novel set anywhere but Africa would be unthinkable!

Similar authors

Frederick Forsyth, Sidney Sheldon, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Ken Follet.

ePub eBooks

Browse eBooks by Wilbur Smith

Our
choice

Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle

(Hardback)

When Hector Cross's life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before. A terrorist group has re-emerged -- like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back,...
Read more ....

RRP £20.00

£16.00

You save: £4.00

Add to basket

More books by Wilbur Smith

When the Lion Feeds - The Courtneys 1

When the Lion Feeds - The Courtneys 1 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 600 pages
Published: 03/04/2009
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

It is the 1870s and twin brothers Sean and Garrick Courtney are born into the wilds of Natal. They could not be more different, and fate, war and... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

Assegai - The Courtneys of Africa 6

Assegai - The Courtneys of Africa 6 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 672 pages
Published: 07/05/2010
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

Reviews (2)

5 out of 5

It is 1913 and ex-soldier turned professional big game hunter, Leon Courtney, is in British East Africa guiding rich and powerful men from America... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

Elephant Song

Elephant Song (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 04/03/2011
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

The rangers closed in, firing steadily. Within minutes all the adult animals were down. Only the calves still raced in bewildered circles, stumbling... Read more

RRP £8.99

£7.19

You save: £1.80

Add to basket

A Sparrow Falls - The Courtneys 3

A Sparrow Falls - The Courtneys 3 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 600 pages
Published: 03/04/2009
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'Mark never heard the Mauser shot for the bullet came ahead of the sound. There was only the massive shock in the upper part of his body, and... Read more

RRP £8.99

£7.99

You save: £1.00

Add to basket

The Sound of Thunder - The Courtneys 2

The Sound of Thunder - The Courtneys 2 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 600 pages
Published: 03/04/2009
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'Only once in his life had Sean met a man whose strength matched his own -- and now, again, they were pitted against each other ...' Sean... Read more

RRP £8.99

£6.74

You save: £2.25

Add to basket

Wild Justice

Wild Justice (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 07/10/2011
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'As he ducked he heard the familiar sound, like a giant ripping heavyweight canvas, an automatic weapon throwing bullets at a cyclic rate of... Read more

RRP £8.99

£6.29

You save: £2.70

Add to basket

Warlock - Egyptian Novels 3

Warlock - Egyptian Novels 3 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 500 pages
Published: 06/04/2007
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

Reviews (1)

3 out of 5

Hidden away in the vast and forbidding deserts of North Africa, Taita has passed the years since the death of his beloved Queen Lostris in prayer... Read more

RRP £7.99

£5.99

You save: £2.00

Add to basket

The Eye of the Tiger

The Eye of the Tiger (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 07/10/2011
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'I was looking down, watching the shark come. It seemed to swell up in size as it rushed towards me. Every detail was burned into my mind in... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

A Falcon Flies - Ballantyne Novels 1

A Falcon Flies - Ballantyne Novels 1 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 704 pages
Published: 24/07/1981
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'A single ball came through at deck level, It struck a burst of sparks from the steel hull, like Brocks Fireworks at Crystal palace, brilliant... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

Men of Men - Ballantyne Novels 2

Men of Men - Ballantyne Novels 2 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 23/07/1982
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

It is the age of empire, of blood and conquest, of boundless excitement and possibility. Striding in the footsteps of the pioneers is Zouga... Read more

RRP £8.99

£6.29

You save: £2.70

Add to basket

The Angels Weep - Ballantyne Novels 3

The Angels Weep - Ballantyne Novels 3 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 22/07/1983
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'They came at a run, side by side, seeming to wade through the thick swamp of mortar smoke and dust, and they appeared monstrous and inhuman in... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

The Leopard Hunts in Darkness - Ballantyne Novels 4

The Leopard Hunts in Darkness - Ballantyne Novels 4 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 576 pages
Published: 01/01/1998
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

Craig Mellow, acclaimed author but unhappy exile, seizes the chance to return to Zimbabwe when he is given a spying mission for the World Bank.... Read more

RRP £8.99

£6.29

You save: £2.70

Add to basket

The Burning Shore - The Courtneys of Africa 1

The Burning Shore - The Courtneys of Africa 1 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 24/10/2013
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

The passionate love of a beautiful French aristocrat for a courageous South African aviator is begun and extinguished in the blazing skies of... Read more

RRP £8.99

£7.19

You save: £1.80

Add to basket

The Power of the Sword - The Courtneys of Africa 2

The Power of the Sword - The Courtneys of Africa 2 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 624 pages
Published: 29/05/1987
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

They were half-brothers, raised in different worlds in the same country, and destined to be lifelong enemies. Manfred De La Ray and Shasa Courtney,... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

Rage - The Courtneys of Africa 3

Rage - The Courtneys of Africa 3 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 640 pages
Published: 24/10/2013
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

There are heroes and there are monsters. But most of us are ordinary mortals caught up in events too turbulent for any of us. Perhaps when the... Read more

RRP £8.99

£7.19

You save: £1.80

Add to basket

Golden Fox - The Courtneys of Africa 7

Golden Fox - The Courtneys of Africa 7 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 1 pages
Published: 07/04/1995
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

She felt Ramon come awake and spring from the bed, naked and lithe as a jungle cat. She heard the metallic snicker of a firearm as he snatched the... Read more

RRP £8.99

£6.29

You save: £2.70

Add to basket

A Time to Die

A Time to Die (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 534 pages
Published: 15/06/1990
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

For Sean Courtney, veteran guerrilla fighter and professional warrior, it is a time to fight and a time to find a deep and passionate love. For the... Read more

RRP £8.99

£7.19

You save: £1.80

Add to basket

River God - Egyptian Novels 1

River God - Egyptian Novels 1 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 672 pages
Published: 06/04/2007
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

Reviews (4)

4 out of 5

Ancient Egypt is the land of the Pharaohs, a kingdom built on gold as well as a legend shattered by greed. Now, the Valley of the Kings lies ravaged... Read more

RRP £8.99

£6.79

You save: £2.20

Add to basket

The Seventh Scroll - Egyptian Novels 2

The Seventh Scroll - Egyptian Novels 2 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 720 pages
Published: 06/04/2007
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

Reviews (1)

4 out of 5

A fading papyrus, nearly four thousand years old. Within it lie the clues to a fabulous treasure from an almost forgotten time ...a riddle that... Read more

RRP £7.99

£5.99

You save: £2.00

Add to basket

Warlock - Egyptian Novels 3

Warlock - Egyptian Novels 3 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 500 pages
Published: 06/04/2007
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

Reviews (1)

3 out of 5

Hidden away in the vast and forbidding deserts of North Africa, Taita has passed the years since the death of his beloved Queen Lostris in prayer... Read more

RRP £7.99

£5.99

You save: £2.00

Add to basket

The Quest - Egyptian Novels 5

The Quest - Egyptian Novels 5 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 29/02/2008
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his thrilling Egyptian series. Following on from River God, The Seventh Scroll and Warlock,... Read more

RRP £8.99

£7.19

You save: £1.80

Add to basket

Birds of Prey - The Courtneys 4

Birds of Prey - The Courtneys 4 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 784 pages
Published: 01/06/1998
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

It is 1667 and the mighty naval war between the Dutch and the English still rages. Sir Francis Courtney and his son Hal, in their fighting caravel,... Read more

£7.99

Add to basket

Monsoon - The Courtneys 5

Monsoon - The Courtneys 5 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 960 pages
Published: 24/10/2013
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

It is the dawn of the eighteenth century. At the farthest edges of the known world, the mighty East India Trading Company suffers catastrophic... Read more

RRP £8.99

£7.19

You save: £1.80

Add to basket

Blue Horizon - The Courtneys 6

Blue Horizon - The Courtneys 6 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 784 pages
Published: 24/10/2013
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

At the close of Wilbur Smith's bestselling Monsoon, Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled on the high seas and finally reached the Cape of... Read more

RRP £8.99

£7.19

You save: £1.80

Add to basket

The Triumph of the Sun - The Courtneys 7

The Triumph of the Sun - The Courtneys 7 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 640 pages
Published: 24/10/2013
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

In the Sudan, decades of brutal misgovernment by the ruling Egyptian Khedive in Cairo precipitate a fierce and bloody rebellion and Holy War headed... Read more

RRP £8.99

£7.19

You save: £1.80

Add to basket

Those in Peril - Hector Cross Novels 1

Those in Peril - Hector Cross Novels 1 (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 29/03/2012
Publisher: Pan Books

10+ in stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

Hazel Bannock is the owner of the Bannock Oil Corp, one of the major global oil producers. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, her yacht is hijacked... Read more

RRP £7.99

£5.99

You save: £2.00

Add to basket

The Dark of the Sun

The Dark of the Sun (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 01/04/2011
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'The bend in the road rushed towards them, just a few more seconds. Then, with a succession of jarring crashes that shook the whole body of the... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

Shout at the Devil

Shout at the Devil (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 24/05/2012
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'Now the seas were more awesome in their raging insanity. Each mountain of glassy grey rose high above the raft, shielding it for a few seconds... Read more

RRP £7.99

£5.99

You save: £2.00

Add to basket

Gold Mine

Gold Mine (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 10/05/2012
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'Big King was at the shaft station when they heard the water coming. It sounded like an express train in a tunnel, a dull bellow of irresistible... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

The Diamond Hunters

The Diamond Hunters (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 12/04/2012
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'The jet was a solid eighteen-inch column, a pillar of brown mud and yellow gravel and sea water that beat against the steel plates of the hull... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

The Sunbird

The Sunbird (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 24/05/2012
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'I scrambled onto my knees, pushing the automatic rifle forward to cover one flank. In that instant they opened on us. The air around me was... Read more

RRP £7.99

£5.99

You save: £2.00

Add to basket

Eagle in the Sky

Eagle in the Sky (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 12/04/2012
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'With a dull but awful roar, the Mirage bloomed with dark crimson flame and sooty black smoke, the wind ripped flames outwards in great... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

The Eye of the Tiger

The Eye of the Tiger (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 07/10/2011
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'I was looking down, watching the shark come. It seemed to swell up in size as it rushed towards me. Every detail was burned into my mind in... Read more

RRP £7.99

£6.39

You save: £1.60

Add to basket

Cry Wolf

Cry Wolf (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 07/10/2011
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'It was only then that Jake realized that he still carried a full bottle of Scrubbs Ammonia in his hand. The lion came bounding swiftly through... Read more

RRP £8.99

£6.29

You save: £2.70

Add to basket

Hungry as the Sea

Hungry as the Sea (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 01/04/2011
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

Reviews (1)

5 out of 5

'Nick went head down, finning desperately to catch the swirling body which tumbled like a leaf in high wind. He had a fleeting glimpse of... Read more

RRP £8.99

£7.19

You save: £1.80

Add to basket

Wild Justice

Wild Justice (Paperback)

by Wilbur Smith

Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 07/10/2011
Publisher: Pan Books

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

'As he ducked he heard the familiar sound, like a giant ripping heavyweight canvas, an automatic weapon throwing bullets at a cyclic rate of... Read more

RRP £8.99

£6.29

You save: £2.70

Add to basket