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  • Published: 20 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241525166
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $32.00
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Bomber




The story of one Allied air raid over twenty-four hours remains one of the finest British war novels

31 June, 1943. An RAF crew prepare for their next bombing raid on Germany. It is a night that many will never forget. Len Deighton's devastating novel is a gripping minute-by-minute account of what happens over the next twenty-four hours. Told through the eyes of ordinary people in the air and on the ground - from a young pilot to the inhabitants of a small town in the Ruhr - Bomber is an unforgettable portrayal of individuals caught up in the wreckage of war.

  • Published: 20 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241525166
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $32.00
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About the author

Len Deighton

Len Deighton is the author of over thirty bestsellers of carefully researched fiction and non-fiction. His history writing was encouraged by A. J. P. Taylor and his books are noted for the picture they provide of the German side of the fighting as well as that of the Allies. His books include Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain and Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II, both published by Pimlico.

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Praise for Bomber

Probably the best and certainly the most accurate popular novel about the Second World War in the air.

John Sutherland, London Review of Books

A massively different novel... the effect is - quite literally - devastating.

Sunday Times

A massive and superbly mobilised tragedy of the machines which men make to destroy themselves. Masterly and by far Mr Deighton's best.

Douglas Hurd, The Spectator

A magnificent story ... the characters lean out of the pages.

Daily Mirror

What raises Deighton's genre to art is not only his absorbing characters but his metaphoric grace, droll wit, command of technical detail ... and sure sense of place.

Andy Solomon, Washington Post

Bomber is probably the best thing ever written about the wartime air campaign against Germany.

Max Hastings, The Times

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