Summary

During the Second World War, Peter Marshall's crew is one of the most successful bombing teams at their Oxfordshire airbase. However, when Peter falls in love with a young WAAF officer, his concentration begins to suffer and it looks as though his perfect run of missions - and his life - may be threatened.
Nevil Shute Norway (17 January 1899 - 12 January 1960) was a popular British-Australian novelist and a successful aeronautical engineer. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons, but after the conflict he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death on 12 January 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), No Highway (1948), A Town Like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957).
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"One of the happiest books which war has called into being." ( Sunday Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 31-05-18

Wonderful story, wonderfully read.

One of my favourite books, beautifully read. Highly recommended. Shute is a much underated writer now-perhaps perceived as a little old-fashioned but good story telling is never out of fashion. The reader was excellent. The accents good. The pace perfect.

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