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.
'An outstanding novelist's brilliantly researched portrait of the
war in the air and the men who fought it' Max Hastings. * Max
'The dialogue is convincing, the story is emotionally moving and it contains some of the best descriptions of battle I've read' Time Out. * Time Out *
'Robinson is probably the best novelist ever to write about fighter combat: surprising, hyper-realistic and very, very dark' Spectator. * Spectator *