Bulldog Drummond: The Carl Peterson Quartet

Bulldog Drummond The Carl Peterson Quartet Demobilised officer finding peace incredibly tedious would welcome diversion Legitimate if possible but crime of a comparatively humorous description no objection Excitement essential Bulldog Drumm

  • Title: Bulldog Drummond: The Carl Peterson Quartet
  • Author: Sapper
  • ISBN: 9781840226201
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Demobilised officer, finding peace incredibly tedious would welcome diversion Legitimate if possible but crime, of a comparatively humorous description, no objection Excitement essential Bulldog Drummond was the original daredevil adventurer who, with his various friends, made it their mission to fight all enemies of Britain in the uncertain years following the FirstDemobilised officer, finding peace incredibly tedious would welcome diversion Legitimate if possible but crime, of a comparatively humorous description, no objection Excitement essential Bulldog Drummond was the original daredevil adventurer who, with his various friends, made it their mission to fight all enemies of Britain in the uncertain years following the First World War Fearless, resourceful and debonair, Drummond could easily have been the father of James Bond In the first four novels of the series, Bulldog Drummond, The Black Gang, The Third Round and The Final Count, all of which are contained within this volume, Hugh Drummond finds himself pitting his wits again Carl Peterson, a criminal genius with an insatiable passion for power and world domination He has the great facility of disguise and his chameleon appearances are one of the joys of these thrilling tales Peterson s constant companion is the sinister but beautiful Irma The Drummond books are exciting page turning adventures for grown up boys and girls.

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    About “Sapper

    • Sapper

      Sapper was the pseudonym of Herman Cyril McNeile, whose father was Malcolm McNeile, a Captain in the Royal Navy and, at who was at the time, governor of the naval prison at Bodmin, the town where Herman was born.McNeile was educated at Cheltenham College and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1907 He went to France in 1914 when World War I broke out and he saw action at both the First and the Second Battle of Ypres where he displayed considerable bravery, was awarded the Military Cross and was mentioned in dispatches.His first known published work was a series of short war stories based on his own experiences, and published under the name Sapper in the Daily Mail and in the magazine The War Illustrated.These stories were immediately successful and later sold over 200,000 copies within a year when subsequently republished in book form His realistic writing proved most popular at a time of great stress and Lord Northcliff, the owner of the Daily Mail who recognised his talent, was so impressed by that he attempted, but failed, to have McNeile released from the army so he could work as a war correspondent.After the War was over, in 1919, McNeile resigned from the army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and became a full time author, publishing his first novel, Mufti, in that year In 1922, he moved to Sussex and lived there for the rest of his life, having married Peggy Baird Douglas with whom he had two sons.He began the series for which he now best remembered, that of Hugh Bulldog Drummond in 1920 and thereafter he wrote 10 novels featuring his eponymous hero The public took to Drummond and McNeile had great financial success.The first book was adapted for the stage and produced, to great success, at Wyndham s Theatre during the 1921 1922 season with Gerald du Maurier playing the main character Films followed and the first talkie BullDog Drummond film in 1922 was reputed to have earned McNeile the vast sum of 750,000 There were 26 films made of his books.As well as Drummond, he wrote about Ronald Standish but the majority of his work was short stories that were published in various popular monthly magazines and continued to earn him good money Indeed, in addition to his novels, many of his books were short story collections.He was reputedly an unremittingly hearty man, who even his good friend and collaborator Gerard Fairlie, who continued the Drummond series after McNeile s death with seven further books, described as not everybody s cup of tea He died on August 14, 1937 at his home in Pulborough, West Sussex.His funeral, with full military honours, took place at Woking crematorium.Gerry Wolstenholme May 2010



    823 thoughts on “Bulldog Drummond: The Carl Peterson Quartet

    • Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond, conceived in 1920, was the original daredevil adventurer and a prototype for all the slick sleuths which followed. McNeile himself having served in the Royal Engineers in the war, as well as being awarded the Military Cross, envisioned Drummond as a demobilized officer, who in the first novel gives an ad in the papers where he "welcomes diversion", because he's "finding peace incredibly tedious". There is only one condition: excitement essential!This sets in motion a cha [...]


    • What girl could fail to fall hopelessly in love with the manly style and utter heroism of Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond? What man could fail to wish that he had been born with any number of Drummond’s remarkable personal qualities and skills: a quick-witted strategist, stylish, loyal, honourable, fun, dependable, solid muscle, who doesn’t make a fuss, just gets on with the job in hand. British to the core; and proud of it. Alas. as the reader discovers very early on, he’s already very happil [...]


    • review of Sapper's Bulldog Drummond - The Carl Peterson Quartet by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - March 23, 2014 Yes, surprise, surprise, once again I've been verbose. Read my full review here: /story/show/ 'cause this little bugger is truncated: If I had any 'guilty pleasures', reading Bulldog Drummond might be one of them but I don't, so it isn't. Many yrs ago, but probably w/in the last decade, I read Mickey Spillane's One Lonely Night. I thought I reviewed it on . Apparently, I haven't. IF I H [...]


    • A Drummond abecedary:Advertisement – The classified notice that starts the adventures: “Demobilised officer, finding peace incredibly tedious would welcome diversion. Legitimate if possible; but crime, of a comparatively humorous description, no objection. Excitement essential.”Bulldog Drummond - Our hero: big, strong, loyal, brave, but not handsome; the stolid nature he presents to the world belies his clear and penetrating understanding of people and events.Carl Peterson - The criminal m [...]


    • I workied my way through this omnibus volume and reviewed each part separately as I came to it.1. Bulldog Drummond (Read from Feb 27 to March 3, 2013)****What great fun, I don't know why it took me so long to get around to starting the Bulldog Drummond series, in so many ways it's a natural for me! An ad appears in a newspaper "Demobilised officer,finding peace incredibly tedious, would welcome diversion. Legitimate, if possible; but crime, if of a comparatively humorous description, no objectio [...]


    • Cambria Will Not Yield gave a good review of the Bulldog Drummond books here: cambriawillnotyield.cI'm very fond of Sapper's (H. C. McNeile) character, Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond. I like Drummond because he stands in opposition to the intellectual detective heroes such as Sherlock Holmes. Although far from an imbecile, Drummond doesn't conquer through superior intellect; he conquers through sheer British pluck and bulldog tenacity.Sapper always poked fun at his own and his hero's intellectual capab [...]


    • A really good read. After reading a couple I had to vary my reading diet a bit before coming back to the last two. However, they are great fun and well written. A sort of post WW1 James Bond. The books are anti-German and anti-Jewish, typical of the time, this does not spoil a very good, rollicking adventure stories.


    • I am enjoying this series. However, it is dated in both language and mores. It has some racial slurs and the women are definitely peripheral and only marginally involved and it is anti socialist/communist.



    • Top hole, spiffing, bally good, smack my bitch up, casual racism - why it must be Bulldog Drummond and his stiff upper lip. Spiffing.


    • A good example of British pulp before the cultural rot of the 30s. Archaic, but entertaining. You can see why the character took hold in the public's imagination.


    • Gruff, action packed stories of quintessential british gentleman Bulldog Drummond showing The Dreaded Hun what for. Mostly nationalistic nonsense, but also quite exciting and fun to read.



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