“Ambitious . . . he succeeds admirably': a review of Derek Robinson’s accessible new introduction to the events of 1914
Belgian guerrillas, soldiers on gardening leave and guardian angels: 10 things you didn’t know about WWII, from Derek Robinson’s WHY 1914?
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Throughout 2012 and the early part of 2013 we will be rolling out reissues of classic flying novels by Derek Robinson, who was shortlisted in 1971 for the Booker Prize for his first novel, Goshawk Squadron, and whose work has been praised by authors from Saul Bellow to Paul Scott to Nina Bawden. In 2009, Robinson found himself without a publisher for his latest novel, Hullo Russia, Goodbye England. Undaunted, …