Novelist. Born Cecil Lewis Troughton Smith in Cairo. He adopted the Forester pseudonym when his writing career began in 1923. Best known for the 'Hornblower' series of novels, he also wrote 'The African Queen' which was the basis for the 1951 film. In 1964, a severe stroke confined him to a wheelchair. Died in Fullerton, California.
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