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Ranulph Fiennes Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Killer Elite (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sett (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Hunters (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Talent for Trouble (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Fall in Norway (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Headless Valley (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Soldiers Fear to Tread (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell on Ice (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To the Ends of the Earth (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bothie the Polar Dog (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living Dangerously (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atlantis of the Sands (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mind Over Matter (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fit for Life (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Limits (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Scott (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Race to the Pole (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Evening with Ranulph Fiennes (An Evening with Ranulph Fiennes ) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad Bad & Dangerous to Know (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Heroes (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Agincourt (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heat (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forty Shades of White (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Snow (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colder (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Noise of Ice: Antarctica (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armed & Dangerous (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Ranulph Fiennes is a noteworthy British novelist, explorer, poet, and travel writer. He has a number of endurance records to his name. Ranulph has been honored with an OBE for his dedicated service in the British Army. His service lasted for 8 periods, during which he was once stationed on a counter-insurgency service in an attachment to the Sultanate of Oman’s Army. After leaving the army, Ranulph started undertaking expeditions. He is said to be the first person to have visited the South and North Poles by surface means. Ranulph is also the first one to have traveled on foot and crossed Antartica. In 2009, Ranulph climbed the Mount Everest at 65 years of age. Ranulph was born as Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes. His birth took place on March 7, 1944, in Windsor, Berkshire, England. Ranulph’s father was a Lieutenant Colonel, who died 4 months before his birth.

Following the death of his father, Ranulph received his baronetcy in inheritance and became the 3rd Baronet of Banbury. After the Second World War came to an end, Ranulph’s mother moved to South Africa with him. He stayed in South Africa until the age of 12. There, he studied at the Western Province School in Cape Town. Later, Ranulph returned to England and joined the Sandroyd School. In 1963, he graduated from cadet school and joined the regiment of his father. Ranulph’s service life was filled with escapades and scrapes. He was involved in several demolitions with explosives for which he was reprimanded and fined. Later, Ranulph developed an interest in expeditions and made a unique name for himself as an expert explorer. His career in the field of novel writing developed alongside his expeditions.

Ranulph is said to have authored a total of 24 fiction & nonfiction books. His most popular books include The Feather Men, Mind Over Matter, The Secret Hunters, etc. In 2003, Ranulph wrote and published Captain Robert F. Scott’s biography, in which he has defended the reputation and achievements of Scott. People have often drawn comparisons between Scott and Ranulph, but he has always maintained that he has a lot in common with Lawrence Oates. Ranulph was married to his childhood lover named Virginia Pepper. The two built up an estate of a country farm in Exmoor. They raised sheep and cattle on their farm. When Ranulph used to be away on expeditions, Virginia used to build herds of cattle. Her support for Ranulph was so much that she went on to become the first lady to win the Polar Medal.

Ranulph and Virginia remained married until Virginia’s death in 2004 due to stomach cancer. During his lecture tour in Cheshire, Ranulph came across Louise Millington, who became his second wife. He has a daughter with her named Elizabeth. Ranulph also has a stepson. In 2003, Ranulph suffered a severe heart attack. The doctors suggested him to undergo bypass surgery to overcome the problem. Some of the prestigious awards won by Ranulph include the OBE, Polar Medal, several bravery medals, and numerous honorary doctorates. He has also received honorary fellowships of many universities.

An interesting book penned by author Ranulph is entitled ‘The Feather Men’. It was published in 1994 by the Dell publication. This novel’s story revolves around the efforts of a vigilance committee that worked to eliminate a team of cold-blooded contract killers. Initially, it is shown that 3 assassins murdered 4 ex-soldiers of the British army between 1977 and 1990. The assassins are known by the name, the Clinic. The killings were carried out in such a way that they did not look like murders. However, one thing that connected the 4 men was that all of them were deployed in the Arabian desert at the time of their service. The vigilance committee starts from this important clue and tracks down the killers. After making several attempts at killing the assassins, the committee finally succeeds in achieving justice for the victims. The vigilance committee called itself ‘The Feather Men’ because of having a light touch in whatever mission they took in hand. After completing the task of finishing the Clinic assassins, the men of the vigilance committee approached author Ranulph and requested him to tell their story to the world. Subsequently, Ranulph provided a fascinating account of the double manhunt in the form of his first book. It became a number one bestseller in England and held the position for some time.

Another mind-blowing novel written by Ranulph is known as ‘The Sett’. This thriller novel was released by the Mandarin publication in 1997. It revolves around the murder of all the members of a family except one, who goes on to take revenge from the murderers. Ranulph has mentioned the lead character in this novel in the role of Alex Goodman and has set the plot in Lancashire. The book opens by mentioning that Alex Goodman takes the killing of his family quite personally and takes up a fight to make the culprits pay for their brutal actions. His fight begins when he wakes up in a hospital in Lancashire with severe injuries all over his body. Alex doesn’t have any memory of the deadly attack that killed his whole family and brought him in the emergency ward of the hospital. After struggling for one full year, Alex starts regaining his memory.

In his rage to seek revenge, Alex delves into the criminal underworld and spends the next 9 years on the global crime scene. His dangerous acts make him get entangled with the CIA and the Mafia, as well as with a few dangerous people of the world. Author Ranulph has portrayed a truly horrible world in this novel. It appears to be extremely violent, depressing, and unforgiving. With the depiction of crime lords, drug dealers, and international Mafia, this book’s story seems to be quite a gripping one. Overall, it is an excellent novel with a riveting story. This novel is recommended for all the fans of thrilling stories, however, it is not suitable for people with faint hearts. Ranulph appears to have carried out extensive research before putting this story on paper. His efforts were appreciated by readers and critics in many parts of the world. The widespread appreciations resulted in the success of the novel as well as Ranulph as an author of thriller stories.

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