'Probably the best thing ever written about the wartime air campaign against Germany' Max Hastings
'Magnificent ... rich with historical detail' The Times
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.
'A superbly mobilised tragedy of the machines which men make to destroy themselves. Masterly' Spectator
Probably the best and certainly the most accurate popular novel about the Second World War in the air.
A massively different novel... the effect is - quite literally - devastating.
A massive and superbly mobilised tragedy of the machines which men make to destroy themselves. Masterly and by far Mr Deighton's best.
A magnificent story ... the characters lean out of the pages.
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.