Derek Robinson, the son of a policeman, read history at Cambridge before working in advertising in London and New York. His novel Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1971.
'Tough, taut prose that pulls you through the book like a steel
cable' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian. * Guardian *
'Mordantly funny and, in its way, as loud an anti-battle cry as Catch 22' Toby Clements, Telegraph. * Telegraph *