The Aerodrome

The Aerodrome

A love story



A model of efficiency and order, the aerodrome stands on the hill looking down on the village below. Roy, coming of age in the messy, violent and adulterous world of the villagers, is simultaneously attracted and repelled by this strange place and by the powerful figure of the Air Vice-Marshal. Soon he is led to leave his family, his friends and his love in order to join the aerodrome and confront the secrets of this mysterious and sinister place...


  • A powerful and mysterious novel - totally gripping
    J.G. Ballard

About the author

Rex Warner

Rex Warner was born on 9 March 1905. He was educated in Harpenden and at Wadham College, Oxford where he studied Classics and English and wrote poetry.His first collection was published in 1937. He went on to write several novels including The Aerodrome (1941), The Wild Goose Chase (1936) and The Professor (1938). After the war we went to Athens as Director of the British Institute. He later became a Classics professor and was also a celebrated translator of Greek classic writers including Xeonophon, Thucydides, Aeschylus and Euripides. He died on 24 June 1986.
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