The Resource The long flight home, Alan Hlad

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
Summary
In September 1940, the events of World War II bring together British pigeon-keeper Susan Shepard, American pilot Ollie Evans and a pigeon on a very special mission named Duchess
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781470
Cataloging source
YDX
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/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Homing pigeons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Nineteen forties
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The long flight home, Alan Hlad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reader's discussion guide questions
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
1104065407
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • Center Point large print edition.
  • Large print edition.
Extent
519 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643583136
Lccn
2019943058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The long flight home, Alan Hlad
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reader's discussion guide questions
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
1104065407
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • Center Point large print edition.
  • Large print edition.
Extent
519 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643583136
Lccn
2019943058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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