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  • Title: A Pair of Silver Wings
  • Author: James Holland
  • ISBN: 9780099436461
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback

  • At the school where Edward Enderby taught for over forty years, there were few who knew he d once been a successful fighter pilot during the war.It was not something he ever talked about not even to his family And for over half a century he had, for the most part, managed to put the memories of those years out of his mind But fifty years on, he is alone a widower wAt the school where Edward Enderby taught for over forty years, there were few who knew he d once been a successful fighter pilot during the war.It was not something he ever talked about not even to his family And for over half a century he had, for the most part, managed to put the memories of those years out of his mind But fifty years on, he is alone a widower with a strained relationship with his only son, and a career behind him that has brought him respect but little affection.In 1995, Britain is celebrating the anniversary of the end of the war, and Edward finds himself forced to confront the tragedy he suffered during those years Embarking on a journey of self discovery and personal redemption, Edward travels from England to Malta and then to Italy, and in doing so comes face to face with the idealistic young man he once was, and the devastated and traumatised 23 year old he was to become.Following his experiences over the skies of England in 1941, through the dark days of the Siege of Malta, to the partisan struggle in Italy, A Pair of Silver Wings is a story of friendship, love and the terrible legacy of war, exploring universal themes of grief and redemption, and one man s quest to heal the scars of the past.
    James Holland
    James Holland was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and studied history at Durham University He has worked for several London publishing houses and has also written for a number of national newspapers and magazines Married with a son, he lives near Salisbury.


    Commentaires:

    Alice
    Let down badly by sloppy editing - one character is introduced as Canadian, then becomes a New Zealander a few pages later, while another unfortunate soul changes from Chuck to Buck and back again in the few paragraphs it takes to describe his death in the air. The main character, former Spitfire pilot Edward Enderby, is rather unsympathetic at the start and it was only during the book's closing chapters that I warmed to him and started to care about his life and career. Despite all this, I alwa [...]

    Elizabeth
    well written and entertaining. A bit more like biography as fiction. The story arc is carried by an elderly man coming to terms with what happened to him as a Spitfire pilot in WW2 and contains sections of narrative dealing with WW2. Gents who enjoy WW2 material on the History Channel will enjoy this one particularly I think.

    Michael Moseley
    War time story of pilot training in Little risington with item about Kingham, Malta and witness horrors of war in Italy. Entertaining good read.

    Philip
    A good read - well researched.

    Eric Bell
    great book gives a true feeling of the time and the people e bravery and the fear, and loss of comrades

    Pat Stearman
    Interesting story, lots of flying, Italian partisans and Malta in WW2. Good characters - loved it

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