Appearance & personality
Cambell is a small gentleman who appears bookish, looking like a lecturer. He wears spectacles and carries a notepad. He wears a smoking jacket while aboard Earhart's airship.
Cambell is always on the lookout for a new story for his books. He's not a particularly brave man, but he is generally fairly kind.
Prior to writing romance novels, Cambell's earlier works focused excessively on high adventure. These books did poorly in Western Europe, but their translated versions in Japan were well-received.
In need of something to pass the time in the Dover jail in episode 28, the jailer hands Zolf one of Cambell's books, later revealing at least 40 more hidden beneath another bunk in the opposite cell. The two quickly create their own book club as they discuss the deeper meaning and symbolism of Cambell's works.
Cambell reunites with Bertie on the skyship the party board to leave Paris in episode 62. During this time, he has written a letter he has not yet sent to his publisher, mentioning his newest brilliant idea after meeting an awful person on his journey from Dover to Paris. Bertie finds the letter when looking through the things in Cambell's room and sets off to find him. Cambell tries to hide from Bertie, but is eventually found on deck and thrown overboard by Bertie. He luckily manages to catch on the side and climb in a window, but spends the entirety of the rest of the trip to Prague desperately hiding from Bertie.
In the 18-month timeskip, Cambell has had incredible success after writing a series based on (and mocking) Bertie. Zolf has also managed to get Barnes into the series.
|Title||Information known||Episode discussed|
|When Passions Collide||Protagonist is Jennifer; she makes poor decisions.||28. Not-So-Hard Time|
|With the Passion of the Sun||The greatest romance novel ever written, according to Zolf.||63. Harrison Cambell|
|With the Passion of the Son||Follows the son of the protagonists in With the Passion of the Sun.||63. Harrison Cambell|
|Seven Nights with Seven Brothers||63. Harrison Cambell (?)|
|Two Nights in Jodhpurs||63. Harrison Cambell (?)|
|Hearts of Fire||Highly successful series satirizing Bertie.||129. Brave New World|
|In the Eye of Your Love||Early, lesser novel focussed on high adventure; the inspiration for Shoin's dungeon. Did well in Japan, but not Western Europe.||148. Jumble Sale|
|Questions of the Heart||157. The Big Picture|
|The Heart Beats Faster||Arguably the lewdest Cambell; someone tried to ban it in Sweden.||160. A Fixer Upper|
|Love in a Time of Hardship||Early novel.||163. Friend or Foe|