Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

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Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

Postby General DeGaulle » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:15 pm

Who has read this? I have had this book since I was 11, and have re-read it many times. It has it all - remaining inconspicuous, gathering supplies, aquiring survival gear, and a big part of it is about 'bugging out'. Although written in 1938, I reckon this book is what instilled in me the prepping mentality.

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Re: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

Postby Arzosah » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:40 pm

Is that this one: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL4780921W/Rogue_Male ? Sounds very John Buchan :D

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Re: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

Postby General DeGaulle » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:49 pm

Yep thats the one! Its about a 'British chap' who falls foul of both the Nazis and the British police (He tries a pot-shot at Hitler before the war started, thus making him a wanted man both in Germany and Britain). his adventures involve escaping from authority, stowing away on a ship, wearing disguises, hiding from - well, everyone - befriending a cat, and gathering supplies, survival gear and making his own weapons. Good stuff! The second half of the novel, which mainly centres around his hideout and evading enemies, is particularly riveting.

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Re: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

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Re: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

Postby diamond lil » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:34 pm

He was one of my dad's favourite authors and I have some of his books. A Time to Kill, Rough Shoot, and Rogue Male are all good. He comes over as a really nice man and he definitely knew the countryside. I love how he buried the cat with a tin of bully beef to tide him over until he learned the movements of game in his new terrain :mrgreen:

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Re: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

Postby dazthechippy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:43 am

i was intrigued, so read the reviews an ordered it for an xmas read, i'll post a few lines with my thoughts when I'm done if anyones interested..?

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Re: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

Postby piglet » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:17 pm

I quite enjoyed the movie.

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Re: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

Postby piglet » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:28 pm

And I have just realised that no one has mentioned it yet........

Its currently being narrated over several episodes on BBC Radio 4

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Re: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

Postby General DeGaulle » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:47 pm

Yes it is!! I have just 'Binge listened' to the lot!

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Re: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

Postby Briggs 2.0 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:08 pm

The Radio 4 Extra adaptation was very good, definite worth a listen if only for the 1930's bug out vehicle. Gripping story line throughout.

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