Piece of Cake

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Piece of Cake
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  • 9780857050939
  • 9780857385628

From the Phoney War of 1939 to the Battle of Britain in 1940, the pilots of Hornet Squadron learn their lessons the hard way. Hi-jinks are all very well on the ground, but once in a Hurricane's cockpit, the best killers keep their wits close.
Newly promoted Commanding Officer Fanny Barton has a job on to whip the Hornets into shape before they face the Luftwaffe's seasoned pilots. And sometimes Fighter Command, with its obsolete tactics and stiff doctrines, is the real menace.
As with all Robinson's novels, the raw dialogue, rich black humour and brilliantly rendered, adrenalin-packed dogfights bring the Battle of Britain, and the brave few who fought it, to life.

  • Quercus; October 2011
  • ISBN 9780857385628
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  • Title: Piece of Cake
  • Author: Derek Robinson
  • Imprint: MacLehose Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780857050939
  • 9780857385628

In The Press

'Robinson is probably the best novelist ever to write about fighter combat: surprising, hyper-realistic and very, very dark' Spectator.

About The Author

Derek Robinson, the son of a policeman, read history at Cambridge before working in advertising in London and New York. His novel Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1973.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780857050939
  • 9780857385628