Old Captivity – love, flying, history, a rugged country and just a touch of the mysticism.
Old Captivity – An adventure, kind of a swashbuckling tale of pilot daring a few years after WWI.
Young pilot Donald Ross has little in common with the Oxford archaeologist. Oxford has used him on an expedition to the Arctic. He has a daughter, a beautiful but stubborn, Alix. Oxford has employed him on an expedition to the Arctic. The three of them reach the treacherous shores of Greenland, in search of the ruins of early Viking settlements. Their destinies are inextricably bound by the events that unfold there.
Neville Shute Norway was the real deal. He tells a great story here about a pilot, a professor and the professor’s somewhat spoiled daughter. Good read all the way through, which is typical with Neville Shute, and the aviation details are spot on accurate.
“Keeps you pegging away, page after page, unwilling to put the book down.” – New York Times.
“Mr. Shute knows how to pick astonishing stories and how to keep them moving on non-stop tracks.” – New Republic.