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Piece of Cake By Derek Robinson

Piece of Cake by Derek Robinson

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Summary

With Hornets falling like flies, the Battle of Britain is no piece of cake.

Piece of Cake Summary

Piece of Cake by Derek Robinson

From the Phoney War of 1939 to the Battle of Britain in 1940, the pilots of Hornet Squadron learn their lessons the hard way. Hi-jinks are all very well on the ground, but once in a Hurricane's cockpit, the best killers keep their wits close. Newly promoted Commanding Officer Fanny Barton has a job on to whip the Hornets into shape before they face the Luftwaffe's seasoned pilots. And sometimes Fighter Command, with its obsolete tactics and stiff doctrines, is the real menace. As with all Robinson's novels, the raw dialogue, rich black humour and brilliantly rendered, adrenalin-packed dogfights bring the Battle of Britain, and the brave few who fought it, to life.

Piece of Cake Reviews

'An outstanding novelist's brilliantly researched portrait of the war in the air and the men who fought it' Max Hastings. * Max Hastings *
'The dialogue is convincing, the story is emotionally moving and it contains some of the best descriptions of battle I've read' Time Out. * Time Out *
'Robinson is probably the best novelist ever to write about fighter combat: surprising, hyper-realistic and very, very dark' Spectator. * Spectator *

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

GOR004258905
9780857050939
0857050931
Piece of Cake by Derek Robinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Quercus Publishing
2012-03-29
720
N/A
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