Hornet's Sting

Author(s): Derek Robinson

Fiction

It's 1917, and Captain Stanley Woolley joins an R.F.C. squadron whose pilots are starting to fear the worst: their war over the Western Front may go on for years. A pilot's life is usually short, so while it lasts it is celebrated strenuously. Distractions from the brutality of the air war include British nurses; eccentric Russian pilots; bureaucratic battles over the plum-jam ration; rat-hunting with Very pistols; and the C.O.'s patent, potent cocktail, known as 'Hornet's Sting'. But as the summer offensives boil up, none of these can offer any lasting comfort.

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Derek Robinson read history at Cambridge before working in advertising in London and New York. Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1971.

General Fields

  • : 9780857052254
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : MacLehose Press
  • : February 2013
  • : 198mm X 132mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2013
  • : books

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  • : Derek Robinson
  • : Paperback
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  • : 823.914
  • : 352