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478 pages - 1978 - Used, very good condition
This book, which can be seen as fascinating by any R.A.F. enthusiast, depicts the events relating to the last flight of an R.A.F. bomber over Germany on the night of June 31st, 1943.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Offset varnish, Perfect paperback
Special feature Reprint
Condition Used, very good condition
Number of pages 478
Published date 1978
Language English
Size 16 x 18 x 3 cm
Author Len Deighton
Editor Triad / Panther Books

Description

CHAPTER ONE

 

It was a bomber's sky : dry air, wind enough to clear the smoke, cloud broken enough to recognize a few stars. The bedroom was so dark that it took Ruth Lambert a moment or so to see her husband standing at the window. " Are you all right, Sam ? "

 

" Praying to Mother Moon. "
She laughed sleepily. " What are you talking about ? "
" Do you think I don't need all the witchcraft I can get ? "
" Oh, Sam. How can you say that when you... " She stopped.

He supplied the words : " Have come back safe from forty - five raids ? "

 

She nodded. He was right. She'd been afraid to say it because she did believe in witchcraft or something very like it. In an isolated house in the small hours of morning with the wind chasing the clouds across the bright moon it was difficult not to fall prey to primitive fears.

 

She switched on the bedside light and he shielded his eyes with his hand. Sam Lambert was a tall man of twenty - six. The necessity of wearing his tight - collared uniform had resulted in his suntan ending in a sharp line around his neck. His muscular body was pale by comparison. He ran his fingers across his untidy black hair and scratched the corner of his nose where a small scar disappeared into the wrinkles of his smile. Ruth liked him to smile but lately he seldom did.

 

He buttoned the yellow silk pyjamas that had cost Ruth a small fortune in Bond Street. She'd given them to him on the first night of their honeymoon ; three months ago, he'd smiled then. This was the first time he'd worn them. ( ... )

 

Excerpt from page No. 9.

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Len Deighton

Leonard Cyril Deighton ( February 18th, 1929 ) was born in Marylebone ( London, England ). In 1940, at the age of 11, he witnessed the arrest of Anna Wolkoff, a British subject of Russian descent who was detained as a Nazi spy. Observing her arrest was a major factor in his decision to write a spy story at his first attempt at fiction. 


Leonard Deighton was educated at St. Marylebone Grammar School, but was moved to an emergency school for part of the Second World War. After leaving school, he worked as a railway clerk before being conscripted ( aged 17 ) for National Service, which he completed with the R.A.F., trained as a photographer. 


In 1948, he received a demobilisation grant, enabling him to study at the Saint Martin's School of Art where he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, graduating from the latter in 1955. He worked as a Flight Attendant for British Overseas Airways Corporation ( B.O.A.C., 1956 - 1957 ) before becoming a professional illustrator. 


Leonard Deighton worked for agencies in New York City ( New York, United States ) and London, but he also illustrated magazines and over 200 book covers, including for the first British edition of Jack Kerouac's work On the Road ( 1957 ). In 1962, his first novel, The IPCRESS File, was published ( written in 1960 while he was staying in the Dordogne, France ). The book was soon a commercial success. 


During the mid - 1960s, Leonard Deighton wrote for Playboy as a travel correspondent. He was the writer and co - producer of Oh ! What a Lovely War ( 1969 ), but did not enjoy the process of making films, and had his name removed from the film's credits. In addition to his novels, Leonard Deighton also has written cookery books and history books as well. 


Several of his novels have been adapted as films including The IPCRESS File ( 1962 ), Funeral in Berlin ( 1964 ), Billion Dollar Brain ( 1966 ) and Spy Story ( 1974 ). Bomber, the third album of the rock group Motörhead, was named after the novel, as the band's singer, Lemmy ( 1945 - 2015 ), was reading it at the time. 


( source : Wikipedia )

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