Posted by Mike Field on May 26, 2018 at 18:07:08 user mikefield.
In Reply to: Re: AR Reference No. 2 posted by David Bamford on May 26, 2018 at 16:24:50:
Dave, this book is about a series of rescue attempts in a light plane by an airline pilot of his retired flying instructor, who has himself flown a rescue mission in Western Tasmania but crashed. In Shute's sometimes-typical and somewhat-metaphysical style, the older pilot's life is lived in dreams by the younger one.
In spite of its geographical setting, this is not particularly an 'Australian' story like, say, The Far Country, Beyond The Black Stump, In The Wet, or others, and nor is it one of his best stories anyway, but it's still a good read. (Let me know if you can't find a copy and I'll mail mine down.)
By the way, and just to get back on the AR theme, nine of the twelve AR books are now available for free download as e-books from The Faded Page; with the remaining three currently being proof-read and to be available shortly.
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