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Hachette Sudden (Box Set of 10 Books)

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Hachette Sudden (Box Set of 10 Books)

Hachette India is delighted to bring back into print the original Sudden series by Oliver Strange as part of its revival of popular fiction. The first Sudden book were first published in the 1930's and was hugely popular because of the period details and the rather iconic character of the eponymous hero. So much so, that like hugely popular series of the day (like PG Wodehouse or the 'yellowbacks' on the crime-thriller side)...the books were written to a formula. These books about cowboys but written by British writers were called 'Piccadilly Westerns'. The plots have repetitive elements and the characters too have a formulaic sameness, but the fast paced storytelling, the western landscape, the laconic one-liners and the lightning draw' gunfight sequences combine to create addictive page-turners. The books have been reprinted as is, with no bowdlerizing for political correctness. As one critic points out "The language used is a product of the times and if there is any message to Sudden it is one of anti-racism. The character is respectful to Indians, indeed he was brought up by one. In fact the books portray racism on the part of any character as bad and undesirable". We've numbered the series in terms of the plot chronology, but The Range Robbers was actually the first book written, and the rest of the novels were back'story adventures. The series was so successful that after Strange's death, they were continued by acclaimed western writer Fred Nolan (creator of the 'Angel' series) writing as Frederick H. Christian. Christian wrote five more books.

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Brand / Publisher Hachette
Return Policy 30 Days
Book Type Reference Books
Edition 2016
ISBN 9789350096864
Author Oliver Strange
Language English
Pages 300
Binding Paperback


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Hachette India is the Indian arm of the UK’s largest general books publisher. Hachette UK, which is made up of companies like Headline, Hodder & Stoughton, Little, Brown, Octopus, Orion, Chambers-Harrap, Piatkus, Hodder Education including Arnold, and Hachette Children’s Books; with legendary imprints like John Murray, Everyman, Gollancz, Orbit, Abacus, Sceptre, Virago, Business Plus, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Cassell, Hamlyn, Bounty, etc.; and brands like John Grisham, Asterix, Enid Blyton, Horrid Henry, Stephen King, Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Jodi Picoult, Alexander McCall Smith, Gregory David Roberts, Mathew Reilly, Martina Cole, James Patterson, Robert Ludlum, Vikram Seth and Amitav Ghosh (in the UK), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Lavanya Sankaran, to name a few.

Hachette India commenced operations in 2008 and began its local publishing programme in May 2009 with Amit Varma’s My Friend Sancho, the highest selling fiction debut of the year. This was followed by such books as Manjit Kumar’s Quantum (shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009) and Seeds of Terror by Gretchen Peters.

The Children’s books division got off to a great start as well with the bestselling The Mahatma and the Monkeys. The year that followed saw the publication of several bestselling titles including Turbulence by star Samit Basu, Third Best by Arjun Rao and a spate of non-fiction leads like 24 Akbar Road, The Absent State, Red Markets, Travelling Diva by celebrity Chef Ritu dalmia, and the country’s first Yearbook for Children. Hachette India publishes general, literary and commercial fiction, children’s and reference books as well as non- fiction, covering memoirs, self help, travel, history, business, popular culture, lifestyle and sport.

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