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    Long Flight Home
    Long Flight Home
    The First World War is over and air mechanic Wally Shiers has promised to return home to his fiancee, Helena Alford. But Wally never reckoned on charismatic fighter pilot Ross Smith, and an invitation to compete in the world's most audacious air race.<br /><br />A £10,000 prize has been offered for the first airmen to fly from England to Australia. Smith is banking on an open-cockpit Vickers Vimy, a biplane with a fuselage that looks ominously like a coffin.<br /><br />And who can resist a hero? Wally writes to Helena to say he won't be home for another year - and the love of his life is left holding her hand-stitched wedding dress …<br /><br />Using war diaries, letters and Churchill Fellowship research from along the race route, Long Flight Home recreates one of the most important - and largely forgotten - chapters in world aviation history.<br /><br />Lainie Anderson's ambitious and moving novel is told through her narrator, Wally Shiers. The tale spans the decades and crosses the globe, and at his journey's end we're left peering down from an open cockpit on two beacons of truth. There is no heroism without honour. There is no legacy without love.
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    US$ 32.99



    Book Author
    Lainie Anderson
    Genre Action & Adventure , Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    ISBN
    9780369363961
    Publisher
    Wakefield Press
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    16-Apr-2021

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