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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
  • "It is September 1940-a year into the war-and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents to influenza as a child, Susan found comfort in raising homing pigeons with Bertie. All her birds are extraordinary to Susan-loyal, intelligent, beautiful-but none more so than Duchess. Hatched from an egg that Susan incubated in a bowl under her grandfather's desk lamp, Duchess shares a special bond with Susan and an unusual curiosity about the human world.Thousands of miles away in Buxton, Maine, a young crop-duster pilot named Ollie Evans has decided to travel to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. His quest brings him to Epping and to the National Pigeon Service, where Susan is involved in a new, covert assignment. Codenamed Source Columba, 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 to England can convey crucial information on German troop movements-and help reclaim the skies from the Luftwaffe.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, relaying messages between Susan and Ollie as war rages on-and proving, at last, that hope is never truly lost. "--Publisher
  • September, 1940. German bombs fall on Britain, and enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest, home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. The two raise homing pigeons, and Susan's favorite is Duchess. Hatched from an egg that Susan incubated in a bowl under her grandfather's desk lamp, Duchess shares a special bond with Susan. A Maine crop-duster pilot, Ollie Evans travels to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. In the National Pigeon Service, Susan is involved in an assignment code-named Source Columba, to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France, hopefully to convey crucial information on German troop movements. Friendship between Ollie and Susan deepens, but when Ollie's plane is downed behind enemy lines both know the chance of reunion is remote. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hlad, Alan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.L33
LC item number
L66 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Homing pigeons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Nineteen forties
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Homing pigeons
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Manners and customs
  • Nineteen forties
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
The long flight home, Alan Hlad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104535759
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781496721679
Lccn
2019932232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104535759
Label
The long flight home, Alan Hlad
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104535759
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781496721679
Lccn
2019932232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104535759

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