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Damned Good Show By Derek Robinson

Damned Good Show by Derek Robinson

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Summary

Bomber crews brave German flak and fighter planes as the fightback begins.

Damned Good Show Summary

Damned Good Show by Derek Robinson

They joined an R.A.F. known as 'the best flying club in the world', but when war pitches the young pilots of 409 Squadron into battle over Germany, their training, tactics and equipment are soon found wanting, their twin-engined bombers obsolete from the off. Chances of completing a 30-operation tour? One in three. At best. Robinson's crooked salute to the dogged heroes of the R.A.F.'s early bombing campaign is a wickedly humourous portrait of men doing their duty in flying death traps, fully aware, in those dark days of war, there was nothing else to do but dig in and hang on.

Damned Good Show Reviews

'Tough, taut prose that pulls you through the book like a steel cable' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian. * Guardian *
'Mordantly funny and, in its way, as loud an anti-battle cry as Catch 22' Toby Clements, Telegraph. * Telegraph *

About Derek Robinson

Derek Robinson, the son of a policeman, read history at Cambridge before working in advertising in London and New York. His novel Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1971.

Additional information

GOR004323738
9780857051172
0857051172
Damned Good Show by Derek Robinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Quercus Publishing
2012-08-02
368
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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