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THE GREAT ESCAPER
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The thrilling true story of the real Great Escape, published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the escape.

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Roger Bushell was the man at the centre of the Great Escape, the mass breakout of allied prisoners of war from Stalag Luft III in 1944, immortalised in Paul Brickhill's book and the film starring Richard Attenborough.Simon Pearson is Chief Night Editor of The Times. His journalistic career has taken him from regional newspapers in England, through Hong Kong, China, Australia and the United States, to senior positions in Fleet Street. He has worked for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times and The Times, which he first joined in 1986. His interest in military history was stimulated by his father, who served with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He lives with his wife, Fiona, who also works for The Times, and their three sons, in south London.

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This gripping biography... Pearson has done uncommonly well in this, his first book, to unearth so much. - Sunday Times - Max HastingsTold with wonderful relish by Simon Pearson, who has undoubtedly produced the definitive biography of Bushell. - Daily Express 'The Great Escaper is a compelling narrative, one which paints a convincing picture of a true war hero.' - The Times - Allan MallinsonPearson's biography of Roger Bushell is as gripping as it is informative and wonderful. - Huffington PostThis gripping biography... Pearson has done uncommonly well in this, his first book, to unearth so much. - Sunday Times - Max HastingsTold with wonderful relish by Simon Pearson, who has undoubtedly produced the definitive biography of Bushell. - Daily Express 'The Great Escaper is a compelling narrative, one which paints a convincing picture of a true war hero.' - The Times - Allan MallinsonPearson's biography of Roger Bushell is as gripping as it is informative and wonderful. - Huffington Post

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