COLLISION

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This is a thrilling novel that will bring the reader through some turbulence over the Canadian city of Toronto, where three aircraft are about to enter in collision.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Canvas finish, Hardcover ( square back binding )
Special features First edition, Dedicated copy, Dust jacket
Condition Old, like new
Number of pages 250
Published date 1974
Languages English
Size 15 x 23 x 3 cm
Author Spencer Dunmore
Editor Peter Davies Limited

Description

( … ) Three aircraft enter the turbulence over Toronto simultaneously : a charter Boeing 707, on its way from Gander ; a Douglas DC - 8 coming in from L.A. ; and a lightweight Aeronca flown by an inexperienced trainee pilot Henry Peel.

 

Are the weather conditions the cause of the catastrophe to come, or does the blame rest with the Boeing pilot Beatty who lies to his doctor so that he can go on flying ? Or with Vaughan at the controls of the DC - 8, obsessed by the memory of his adulterous love for Lee - is Vaughan fit to fly ?

 

( ... ) ..., this is the author's most ambitious novel to date, a novel about planes and people - pilots, passengers and crew, wives who wait and wonder - all under pressure, the incessant pressure, that forces them to the point of collision.

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Spencer Dunmore

Spencer Dunmore ( December 16th, 1928 - December 14th, 2019 ) was born in London ( England ). His fascination and respect for wartime aircrew grew out of his youth going to boarding school in Pocklington ( Yorkshire, England ), which was near an R.A.F bomber airfield. He watched men climb into the aircraft and take off for operations to occupied Europe. 


After the war, Spencer Dunmore spent two years in the R.A.F. as a Radar Operator. He flew missions during the Berlin Airlift in 1948. He moved to Canada in 1956 and later got his pilot's licence there. He first worked as a Fuller Brush door - to - door salesman, but he eventually went to work in the advertising department for Great - West Life Insurance and sold some stories to the CBC. 


He came to Stelco in 1963. He served as chief of creative services and co - ordinated a number of Stelco periodicals, plus corporate reports. He became advertising manager in 1989. Stelco shut down the department in November 1990 for economic reasons. 


His first book was the novel Bomb Run ( 1971 ) and detailed the efforts of an R.A.F. Lancaster crew in 1944 returning from their final bombing mission over Berlin, trying to avoid a determined Luftwaffe fighter pilot. Spencer Dunmore's works include Collision ( 1974 ), Sound of Wings ( 1984 ), Wings for Victory ( 1994 ), In Great Waters : The Epic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939 - 45 ( 1999 ), Undaunted : Long - Distance Flyers in the Golden Age of Aviation ( 2004 ). 


( sources : The Hamilton Spectator, www.goodreads.com )

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