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Hornet Flight - Ken Follett

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Ken Follett follows his bestsellers "Jackdaws" and "Code to Zero" with an extraordinary novel of the early days of World War II...
It is June 1941 and the war is not going well for England. Across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on the German-occupied Danish island of Sande and discovers an astonishing sight that will change the momentum of the war. He must get word to England-except that he has no way to get there. He has only an old derelict Hornet Moth biplane rusting away in a ruined church: a plane so decrepit that it is unlikely ever to get off the ground...even if Harald knew how to fly it.

Praise for Hornet Flight -An intricately woven espionage yarn . . . a gritty picture of the spy game and wartime Europe.- --People -Follett at his compelling best.- --The Hartford Courant -Zips along to an exhilarating climax.- --Entertainment Weekly -Buzzing with intrigue. . . . Follett is in the habit of writing bestselling World War II thrillers, and Hornet Flight continues the trend.- --New York Daily News -Gripping suspense. . . . Follett fans will find Hornet Flight up to the writer's usual standard.- --Fort Worth Star-Telegram -Follett . . . hits the mark again. . . . [He] starts out fast and keeps up the pace.- --Publishers Weekly -Follett's pacing, dialogue, and eye for local color meet his usual standards . . . fun.- --St. Louis Post-Dispatch -Follett lays on the tension and excitement in a story of espionage and adventure.- --Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England) -Old-fashioned derring-do done right.- --Kirkus Reviews -His ideas are good, he offers lots of action, and he builds tension.- --St. Paul Pioneer Press -Tense . . . consistently compelling.- --Booklist

Ken Follett

Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote The Eye of the Needle, the award-winning novel which became an international bestseller and a distinguished film. Before that he had been a newspaper reporter and a publishing executive after studying philosophy at University College, London. He has since written eleven equally successful novels and the non-fiction bestseller On Wings of Eagles. He lives with his family in London and Hertfordshire.

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ISBN: 9780451210746
ISBN-10: 0451210743
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 518
Published: 25th November 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 10.7  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.25