The Resource The long flight home, Alan Hlad

The long flight home, Alan Hlad

Label
The long flight home
Title
The long flight home
Statement of responsibility
Alan Hlad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
September 1940, as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Since losing her parents as a child, Susan Shepherd has raised homing pigeons with her grandfather, Bertie. All her birds are extraordinary to Susan, but none more so than Duchess, with whom she shares a special bond. When a young pilot named Ollie Evans travels to Britain to join the Royal Air Force, his quest brings him to the National Pigeon Service, where Susan is involved in a new, covert assignment. The mission aims to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France. Many will not survive. Those that do make the journey home can convey crucial information on German troop movements. The friendship between Ollie and Susan deepens as the mission date draws near. When Ollie's plane is downed behind enemy lines, both know how remote the chances of reunion must be. Yet Duchess's devotion and her singular sense of duty will become an unexpected lifeline
Writing style
Character
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10781470
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Hlad, Alan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Homing pigeons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Nineteen forties
Target audience
general
Label
The long flight home, Alan Hlad
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781496721679
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1104535759
Label
The long flight home, Alan Hlad
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781496721679
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1104535759

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