The Aerodrome

The Aerodrome

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 190mm | 212g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192813366
  • 9780192813367

Review Text

This was published in England in 1941; just why Lippincott thinks it worth issuing at this late date is certainly not evident in the quality of the story, which seems to us a slow motion, unresolved novel with a collection of odd aberrations. There's a young man who discovers that the Rector and his wife are not his real parents, that the girl he has secretly married is the illegitimate daughter of his foster father, - all of which problems in readjustment are intensified by the absorption of the village where he had lived into the aerodrome. His foster father is accidentally killed by a lieutenant in the air force; and he himself joins the air force and eventually gets on the track of his real parentage, and is able to come to terms with disruptive factors in his own life. Problems of self government are linked with the village government upheaval. The story depends on the suspense of withheld revelations for its continuity. Certainly not required reading. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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204 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 19% (39)
4 36% (74)
3 35% (71)
2 9% (19)
1 0% (1)
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