Glory Girl by Peter Yeldham is glorious

This is good old fashioned Australian literary fiction, set for the most part in London during the uneasy peace between World Wars I and II. Sarah Carson, a young, headstrong woman comes to London to escape the dull duties of marriage and children in her small town Australian home, and gets caught up in the fast burgeoning world of commercial aviation.
She finds love with a young aviation journalist, our narrator and hero Daniel, whose loyalty she will rely on for the rest of her life. It’s her complicated and ultimately destructive affair with Captain James Harrington that launches her flying career however, as she accompanies him on his attempt from London to Australia. As you can imagine there are exciting and thrilling hitches along the way! It’s the hint at a murder at the very beginning of the book, that creates the suspense around the wonderfully realistic characters.
I really enjoyed this book, it kept me awake late at night, and it felt like Daniel was an old friend chatting about his life.  Should be a hit with the literary folk. It’s out in late September.

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~ by ConsanguineousMind on August 11, 2010.

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