Lost CS Forester book The Pursued to be published

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The Pursued - a crime novel written in 1935 by Horatio Hornblower creator CS Forester that was thought lost - is to be published for the first time.

It was lost after the English author decided not to publish it so he could concentrate on a follow-up to the first Hornblower novel, The Happy Return.

But a copy of the text surfaced at an auction in London in 2003 when it was bought by enthusiasts.

Forester wrote 11 books about fictional Royal Navy officer Hornblower.

His character was played by Gregory Peck in the 1951 movie Captain Horatio Hornblower RN and by Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd in a series of films for ITV.

Forester - real name Cecil Louis Troughton Smith - died in 1966 aged 66....

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