Len Deighton

Goodbye Mickey Mouse

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Published 1982 by Hutchinson
Red cloth, silver titles
Dust jacket priced at £
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Len Deighton - Goodbye Mickey Mouse

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Len Deighton's finest novel since Bomber—a story of men and machines stretched to the limit; of battle in the air and conflict on the ground; of love and fear, courage and ambition. It is a triumph of imagination and research. December 1943. and on a rainswept American air base in East Anglia a group of young fighter pilots wait for the orders that will despatch them in their newly-issued Mustangs into the winter skies. These are the men of the Eighth Air Force - the best in the service - assigned to escort the bombers on their ever-increasing daylight raids into German territory. For some, like Captain James Farebrother, the estranged son of a deskbound colonel, war is a job that he must do as conscientiously as he can. For others, like the tough, ambitious 'Mickey Mouse- set to become a greater ace even than the legendary Rickenbacker — it is the opportunity for the fame and the advancement he craves. Alike only in their courage, these two men forge a bond of friendship in battie with far-reaching consequences for them both, and for the future of those they love. With a view of events seen through the eyes of many different characters, Goodbye Mickey Mouse offers a rare and penetrating insight into every kind of military mind. It is a novel about fathers and sons, about the barriers, the rivalry and the fierce, tender love between them. It is a brilliant evocation of wartime England, full of vivid atmospheric detail. But, above a!!, Goodbye Mickey Mouse is one of the most authentic, moving and powerful novels ever written about war in the air.

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