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This is the classic documentary war novel, now back in print due to strong demand from fans of Len Deighton. "Bomber" follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of twenty-four hours in the summer of 1943. It portrays all the participants in a terrifying drama, in the air and on the ground, in Britain and in Germany. In its documentary style, it is unique. In its emotional power, it is overwhelming. Len Deighton has been hugely acclaimed both as a novelist and as an historian. In "Bomber", he has combined both talents to produce a masterpiece. As Max Hastings observed, Deighton captured a time and a mood in his books - 'To those of us who were in our twenties in the 1960s, his books seemed the coolest, funkiest, most sophisticated things we'd ever read' - and his books have now deservedly become classics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 111 x 178mm | 276g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0007235038
  • 9780007235032

About Len Deighton

Len Deighton was born in London in 1929. At the age of seventeen he became a photographer attached to the R.A.F. Special Investigations Branch. Following his discharge in 1949 he did a variety of jobs and in 1952 won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art. His writing career began with The Ipcress File which was a spectacular success and was made into a classic film starring Michael Caine. Since then his work has gone from strength to strength, varying from espionage novels to war, general fiction and non-fiction. The BBC made Bomber into a day-long radio drama in 'real time'. Deighton's history of World War Two, Blood, Tears and Folly, was published to wide acclaim - Jack Higgins called it 'an absolute landmark'.
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Praise for Bomber: 'The magnificent Bomber is rich with historical detail' The Times Praise for The Ipcress File: 'A spy story with a difference.' Observer 'A master of fictional espionage.' Daily Mail 'The Ipcress File helped change the shape of the espionage thriller...the prose is still as crisp and fresh as ever...there is an infectious energy about this book which makes it a joy to read, or re-read.' Daily Telegraph 'The self-conscious cool of Deighton's writing has dated in the best way possible...a stone-cold cold war classic.' Guardian Praise for Funeral in Berlin: 'A ferociously cool fable, even better than The Spy Who Came In From the Cold' New York Times 'A most impressive book in which the tension, more like a chronic ache than a sharp stab of pain, never lets go.' Evening Standard
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2,036 ratings
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4 38% (778)
3 18% (373)
2 3% (68)
1 1% (21)
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