Fresh from school in June 1916, Lieutenant Oliver Paxton's first solo flight is to lead a formation of biplanes across the Channel to join Hornet Squadron in France.
Five days later, he crash-lands at his destination, having lost his map, his ballast and every single plane in his charge.
To his C.O. he's an idiot, to everyone else - especially the tormenting Australian who shares his billet - a pompous bastard.
This is 1916, the year of the Somme, giving Paxton precious little time to grow from innocent to veteran.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 28/02/2013
- Category: First World War fiction
- ISBN: 9780857052261