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The Wings of the Morning
Based on the diaries of the author's father, a World War I fighter pilot, this novel follows the story of David "Arch" Grendon, an Australian who comes to Britain and joins the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) to fight against the Germans.
Mass Market Paperback, 496 pages
Published June 1st 1990 by Bantam
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Oct 15, 2015 KOMET rated it did not like it
This is a novel that for all its spirited and at times lively prose, ultimately falls short. My first criticism is the author went much too far in laying out for the reader the family history of one of the principal characters, Archibald ('Arch') Gendron, an Australian of Irish descent who followed his older brother to Britain during the early months of the war to join the forces and fight for the mother country. Frankly, I wasn't too interested in knowing in any great detail about Arch's parent ...more
Patrick Garland was a British actor, writer, and director. He was the only child of Captain Ewart Garland and his wife, Rosalind Fell. His father was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during the First World War and his wartime exploits as a member of the Royal Flying Corps were fictionalised by Patrick in a well received novel, 'The Wings of the Morning' (1989). Patrick was educated at St Mar ...moreMore about Patrick Garland