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Louis de Bernières

The Autumn of the Ace
  • The Autumn of the Ace

  • 'De Bernieres is a singular, cherishable voice' Mail on Sunday

    From the master of historical fiction, this book follows an unforgettable family after the Second World War.

    Some bonds are hard to break...

    Daniel Pitt was an RAF fighter in the First World War and an espionage agent for the SOE in the Second. Now the conflicts he faces are closer to home.

    Daniel's marriage has fractured beyond repair and Daniel's relationship with his son, Bertie, has been a failure since Bertie was a small boy.

    But after his brother Archie's death, Daniel is keen for new perspectives. He first travels to Peshawar to bury Archie in the place he loved best, and then finds himself in Canada, avoiding his family and friends back in England. Daniel and Bertie's different experiences of war, although devastating, also bring with them the opportunity for the two to reconnect.

    If only they can find a way to move on from the past...

Louis de Bernières is the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over, The Dust That Falls From Dreams and The Autumn of the Ace, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.

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