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Damned Good Show By Derek Robinson

Damned Good Show by Derek Robinson

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They had joined an organisation that advertised itself as "the best flying club in the world". Now the young pilots of 409 Squadron are flung into battle over Germany where their training, tactics and aircraft are all found sadly wanting.

Damned Good Show Summary

Damned Good Show by Derek Robinson

They had joined an organisation that advertised itself as 'the best flying club in the world'. Now the young pilots of 409 Squadron are flung into battle over Germany where their training, tactics and aircraft are all found sadly wanting. The spirit of the gentleman amateur flickers and dies in the harsh glare of searchlights over the Ruhr. We see the reality of war: chaos, cock-up and comradeship in equal measure. Derek Robinson reinforces his reputation as the best aviation fiction writer in the business with this tragi-comic story.

Damned Good Show Reviews

DAMNED GOOD SHOW has received two fantastic national reviews: "... Robinson is brilliant... The author, previously shortlisted for the Booker Prize, should be mentioned in the same breath as Mailer, Ballard or Heller; the more so because it does not undermine in any way the personal heroism of the fliers. Flying is hard to write about, but Robinson never loses his way, or his dry eye. A masterpiece." Paul Pickering DAILY EXPRESS (5 star review) "a superb character called Skelton....tough, taut prose that pulls you through the book like a steel cable, close-up examination of the details of pilots' duties, theacrid tang of veracity." Nick Lezard THE GUARDIAN

About Derek Robinson

Derek Robinson's acclaimed First World War trilogy and PIECE OF CAKE have established him as the world's best aviation writer and one of the top authors of war fiction.

Additional information

GOR010599466
9780304363100
0304363103
Damned Good Show by Derek Robinson
Used - Like New
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2002-09-12
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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