E.V. Thompson was born in London. After spending nine years in the Royal Navy, he served as a Vice Squad policeman in Bristol, became an investigator for British Overseas Airways, then headed Rhodesia’s Department of Civil Aviation Security Section before returning to England and becoming a full-time award-winning writer.
His first novel, Chase the Wind, won the Best Historical Novel Award, and since then more than thirty novels have won him thousands of admirers around the world. In 2011 E.V. Thompson was awarded an MBE for services to literature and to the Cornish community. Ernest died in 2012.
‘A vigorous and fascinating piece of storytelling from the pen of a world-class professional’ – The Sunday Times
‘A crowded, vigorous and evocative novel’ – Yorkshire Post
‘Mr Thompson has the verbal photography of Ernest Hemingway’ – Cornish Guardian
Homeland by EV Thompson
Three men, all emigrants of Scotland, find new lives in far-distant countries: James Cameron, hounded by debt and scandal, heads for the vast wilderness of Upper Canada where he amasses a fortune that will bless future generations; Hugh MacCrimmon, forced to America when an act of brave defiance makes fleeing his only option; and Angus Ross, victim of tragedy, transported to a convict colony in Australia, left with nothing but his pride and a lust for revenge on the family that blackened his name.
For over a hundred years these families will help carve empires and fight for their countries. But their paths will cross again: in passion, in hatred, in combat – and in their urge to claim their cherished heritage.