I have always enjoyed Len's books and this one did not disappoint, though the black humour used at times was not always that funny.
The book is all about American fighter and bomber pilots during world war two, that were based in the East of England. The fighter pilots were given missions to protect the bombers and shoot down any enemy fighter pilots that were taking pot shots at the bombers. The second area that the book is about is the pilots relationship with the local British girls. They had better uniforms than the British, more food – a days rations was more than a weeks for the locals in some cases. In many cases the girls mission was to bag the man and get married and go back to America.
Then of course we have the British soldiers who have gone off to war, left their lass behind, and when they come back on leave after several years are not that happy with the situation.
The detail Len gives in the book on flying the Mustang fighters is amazing, and gives the impression that one is in the cockpit with the pilot, sweeping one off to another world back in the 1940's
This was book 15 week 9 fiction 15 (6 on audio) non fiction 0
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