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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Killer Elite / The Feather Men (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sett (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Hunters (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Talent For Trouble (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ice Fall in Norway (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Headless Valley (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Soldiers Fear to Tread (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell on Ice (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
To the Ends of the Earth (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bothie The Polar Dog (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living Dangerously (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atlantis of the Sands (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mind Over Matter (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fit for Life (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Limits (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Scott (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Race to the Pole (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Evening with Ranulph Fiennes (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Heroes (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agincourt (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heat (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forty Shades of White (With: Ginni Bazlinton) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Snow (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colder (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Noise of Ice (With: Enzo Barracco) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elite (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shackleton (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Climb Your Mountain (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawrence of Arabia (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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One Response to “Ranulph Fiennes”

  1. Jeff Katz: 5 months ago

    Just saw the movie about Feathermen

    Well done; fascinating

    Will be reading his books

    Reply

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