Sam Llewellyn

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Sam Llewellyn
Born 1948
Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Occupation Author
Genre Novels, Children's literature, Sailing thrillers

Sam Llewellyn (born 1948) is a British author of literature for children and adults.


Sam Llewellyn was born on Tresco, Isles of Scilly, where his ancestors lived for many years.[1] He grew up in Norfolk. He attended Eton College and later St Catherine's College, Oxford.[2] Llewellyn went on to live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Ireland, before settling in Herefordshire, England, where he still lives.[3] Llewellyn has a deep love for the sea, and this has influenced much of his writing. He goes sailing regularly.

He was originally an editor and fine art dealer[4] before becoming an author. He has become a prolific writer, and has written for both children and adults. He has also worked as a journalist with newspapers and magazines from both America and Britain.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Llewellyn is married to Canadian children's author Karen Wallace. They have two sons.[3]


Novels for adults[edit]

Navarone series[edit]

(written as authorised sequels to the Alistair MacLean novels "The Guns of Navarone" and "Force 10 from Navarone"

  • Storm Force from Navarone, HarperCollins, 1996
  • Thunderbolt from Navarone, HarperCollins, 1998
  • The four Navarone novels are published as an omnibus volume "The Complete Navarone", HarperCollins, 2008 (HB) & 2011 (PB) ISBN 978 000 7416950.

Sailing thrillers[edit]

(set in and around the fishing village of Pulteney)

  • Dead Reckoning, 1987
  • Blood Orange, 1988
  • Death Roll, 1989
  • Dead Eye, 1990
  • Bloodknot, 1991
  • Riptide, 1992
  • Clawhammer, 1993
  • Maelstrom, 1994
  • Black Fish, 2010

Non fiction[edit]

  • The Worst Journey in the Midlands, 1983
  • Emperor Smith - the man who built Scilly
  • The Minimum Boat, Adlard Coles Nautical, 2010

For children[edit]

Monsters of Lyonesse series[edit]

  • Lyonesse:The Well Between The Worlds, Scholastic 2009
  • Lyonesse:Dark Solstice, Scholastic 2010

Darlings series[edit]

Death Eric[edit]


See also[edit]


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