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The Long Flight Home: a heart-breaking and uplifting World War 2 love story

The Long Flight Home: a heart-breaking and uplifting World War 2 love story (Hardback)

By Hlad, A. L.

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A moving, masterfully written story of love and sacrifice, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Dear Mrs Bird. Inspired by fascinating, true, yet little-known events during World War II, The Long Flight Home is a testament to the power of courage in our darkest hour...s. It is September 1940, and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around Epping Forest, the home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents as a child, Susan found comfort in raising homing pigeons. Duchess has proven to be the most extraordinary of all Susan's birds, as the two share a special bond and an unusual curiosity about the world. Thousands of miles away in Buxton, Maine, a young crop-duster pilot named Ollie Evans has decided to travel to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. His quest brings him to the National Pigeon Service, where Susan is involved in a new, covert assignment. The mission aims to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France, where many will not survive. As the mission date draws near, the friendship between Ollie and Susan deepens. When Ollie's plane is downed behind enemy lines, both know that the chances of a reunion are very remote. Will Duchess's devotion and sense of duty become an unexpected lifeline, and prove that hope is never truly lost?
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ISBN 9781529311440
Released NZ 11 Jul 2019
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529311440
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton
Released 11 Jul 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hlad, A. L.
Category Romantic Fiction
War Fiction
Second World War fiction
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
World History: Second World War
Military History
Animals & Society
Battles & Campaigns
Farm & Working Animals
Domestic Animals & Pets
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 37mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 630g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction - England
NBS Text War Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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