C. S. Forester

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Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 – 2 April 1966), known by his pen name Cecil Scott "C. S." Forester, was an English novelist. He was known for writing books of naval war. He was known for writing the Horatio Hornblower series. His other works include The African Queen and The Good Shepherd. He was born in Cairo.

Forester died on 2 April 1966 in Fullerton, California from a stroke, aged 66.

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