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“He sent me the one and only manuscript, which had been sitting in his drawer. I read it and I was blown away by it. I thought it was incredible. I rang him back, explained that I worked for Penguin Books and asked if he wanted me to show it to a few people. He said yes. So I gave it to Antony Beevor’s editor who also loved it, and the manuscript got published. First Light went on to become the most successful book by a military writer in the first decade of the 21st century.” Read more...
Novels and Memoirs of World War II
James Holland, Military Historians & Veteran
“He’s terrific. He is not a combat hero, an ‘ace’ (someone who has shot down five enemy aircraft), though he was a good pilot. His skill is in taking the reader into the aircraft and giving them the experiences he had.” Read more...
The best books on Pilots of the Second World War
Steve Darlow, Military Historians & Veteran
This is the memoir of one of the youngest British fighter pilots to take part in World War II about his experiences. It explains exactly what it was like: the camaraderie, the fear, the emotions, how he was recruited, what it’s like to fly a Spitfire. The audiobook is convincingly narrated in an understated, stiff upper lip, British way.
Narrator: Andrew Brooke
Length: 11 hours and 29 minutes
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