Piece of Cake - R.A.F. Quartet (Paperback)
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Piece of Cake - R.A.F. Quartet (Paperback)

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Paperback 720 Pages
Published: 29/03/2012
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With pitch-black humour and nuanced characterisation, Robinson delivers one of the most authentic novels of World War II, as the embattled Hornet Squadron prepare for the enormity of the Battle of Britain.

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.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857050939
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 45 mm


MEDIA 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

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