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Hullo Russia, Goodbye England

Hullo Russia, Goodbye England

Author: Derek Robinson
$28.00(NZD)  inc GST
Description

Flight Lieutenant Silk, a twice-decorated Lancaster pilot in WW II, rejoins the R.A.F. and qualifies to fly the Vulcan bomber. Piloting a Vulcan is an unforgettable experience: no other aircraft comes close to matching its all-round performance. And as bombers go, it's drop-dead gorgeous.
But there's a catch. The Vulcan has only one role: to make a second strike. To act in retaliation for a Russian nuclear attack. Silk knows that knows that if he ever flies his Vulcan in anger, he'll be flying from a smoking wasteland, a Britain obliterated. But in the mad world of Mutually Assured Destruction, the Vulcan is the last - the only - deterrent.
Derek Robinson returns with another rip-roaring, gung-ho R.A.F. adventure, one that exposes and confronts the brinkmanship and sabre-rattling of the Cold War Era.

Reviews

'His prose and his dialogue...are unimprovably taut and crackling with wit... Robinson knows what he's doing, trust me' - Nicholas Lezard, Guardian. 'A dark but hugely enjoyable novel about the nuclear age ... Echoing the style of Joseph Heller's Catch 22, this is a real page-turner' - Matthew Nixson, News of the World.

Author description

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 1971.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780857050922
  • : Quercus
  • : MacLehose Press
  • : 0.199581
  • : March 2012
  • : 198mm X 138mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Derek Robinson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 260