When Eight Bells Toll was originally published in 1966 and hailed as one of Alistair MacLean's greatest triumphs. Re-packaged alongside other Alistair MacLean classics Breakheart Pass and The Golden Gate.
Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed.
/ 'Keeps up its high-wire tension all the way. Not to be missed' Guardian / 'A cracker-jack opening. Insistently readable' Evening Standard / 'Breathless action!and a sterling plot' Financial Times