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The Autumn of the Ace Louis de Bernieres

The Autumn of the Ace By Louis de Bernieres

The Autumn of the Ace by Louis de Bernieres


$14.99
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The Autumn of the Ace Summary

The Autumn of the Ace by Louis de Bernieres

'De Bernieres is a singular, cherishable voice' Mail on Sunday

From the master of historical fiction, this book follows an unforgettable family after the Second World War.

Some bonds are hard to break...

Daniel Pitt was an RAF fighter in the First World War and an espionage agent for the SOE in the Second. Now the conflicts he faces are closer to home.

Daniel's marriage has fractured beyond repair and Daniel's relationship with his son, Bertie, has been a failure since Bertie was a small boy.

But after his brother Archie's death, Daniel is keen for new perspectives. He first travels to Peshawar to bury Archie in the place he loved best, and then finds himself in Canada, avoiding his family and friends back in England. Daniel and Bertie's different experiences of war, although devastating, also bring with them the opportunity for the two to reconnect.

If only they can find a way to move on from the past...

The Autumn of the Ace Reviews

De Bernieres is a singular, cherishable voice. * Mail on Sunday *
Louis de Bernieres is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste * Evening Standard *
Both heart-warming and heart-wrenching, this novel will captivate the senses and make you laugh as well as cry. Brimming with incredible, quirky characters and beautiful, lyrical writing, The Autumn of the Ace is the ideal book for lovers of historical fiction -- Carmen Coetsee * South African *

About Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres is the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over, The Dust That Falls From Dreams and The Autumn of the Ace, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.

Additional information

GOR011833670
9781529110753
1529110750
The Autumn of the Ace by Louis de Bernieres
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2021-10-21
336
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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