I was fortunate enough to read an advanced edition of this outstanding book. As a regular
consumer of all things aviation in general, and the Battle of Britain specifically I thoroughly
enjoyed this novel. As a pilot myself, I found myself relating to the young men in the book
watching the airplanes from the previous war taking off behind an airport fence, and wanting
nothing more than to be a pilot. The scenes described by the author put you in the cockpit closing
with an ME109 at 400 knots! You can feel the fear and excitement of the engagement. Mr.
Fickling has scored with this novel, and done yet another service to "the few". I can't wait for the