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Clouds of Love and War

by Billington, Rachel Code: 59407 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publication date: 01/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020 Price: AU $19.99

Occasionally panoramic, more often intimate, in Clouds of Love and War author Rachel Billington balances a detailed and highly researched picture of the life of a Second World War Spitfire pilot with the travails and ambitions of a young woman too often on her own. The result is both a gripping story of war and a sensitive story of love, a love that struggles to survive. Eddie and Eva meet on the eve of the Second World War. Eddie only wants to be a flyer, to find escape in the clouds from his own complicated family. However, the Battle of Britain makes a pilots life a dangerous way to flee reality. Eva has her own passionate longing: to become a painter. When Evas Jewish mother disappears to Germany, she is left alone with her elderly father. Both Eddie and Eva come of age at a time that teaches them that happiness is always fleeting, but there are things worth living - or dying - for. Through the connecting stories of these young people and their wider families, and against a background of southern county airfields, London, Oxford, Dorset and France, Rachel Billington brings the world of war time England, now eighty years in the past, back to life.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
Publisher: UNICORN PRESS
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 198mm X 129mm
Code: 59407