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  • Published: 2 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141995960
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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Goodbye Mickey Mouse




A meticulously detailed and moving novel explores the lives of American fighter pilots in World War Two

Goodbye Mickey Mouse is a vivid evocation of wartime England, the story of a group of American fighter pilots flying escort missions over Germany in the winter of 1943-4.

At the centre of the novel are two young men: the deeply reserved Captain Jamie Farebrother, estranged son of a deskbound colonel, and the cocky Lieutenant Mickey Morse, well on his way to becoming America's Number One Flying Ace. Alike only in their courage, they forge a bond of friendship in battle with far-reaching consequences for themselves, and for the future of those they love.

  • Published: 2 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141995960
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
Categories:

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 Goodbye Mickey Mouse

It is a novel of memory, satisfying on every imaginable level, but truly astonishing in its recreation of a time and place through minute detail ... The only way you could know more about flying a P-51 Mustang, after reading this book, is to have flown one.

Washington Post

He writes, as usual, with authority and a superb sense of period.

Daily Telegraph

The sheer charge of the writing swept me into another world all the while I was reading, and now that piece of the past is a piece in my mind.

HRF Keating, The Times

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