Richard Hough’s ‘Buller’ storiesPosted: November 8, 2014
The books were:
Richard Hough manages to tell a fictionalised version of the history of the Royal Navy from the 1870s until the 1920s by placing his main characters – Archie Buller and Rod McLewin – at or near the centre of the major events of that period … and I must admit that it works rather well as a story-telling device.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading these three books, and they reminded me what a good writer Richard Hough was.
Amongst others, Richard Hough wrote the following non-fiction books that sit on my bookshelves:
- THE FLEET THAT HAD TO DIE (about the Russo-Japanese War)
- ADMIRALS IN COLLISION (the story of Admirals Tryon and Markham, and the sinking of HMS Victoria)
- THE BIG BATTLESHIP (the story of the dreadnought battleship that was ordered as the Brazilian Rio de Janeiro, became the Turkish Sultan Osman I, and eventually ended up as HMS Agincourt)