Derek Robinson was enlisted as a fighter plotter in the R.A.F. during his national service. He 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. He lives in Bristol.
'Brilliantly combines readability [and] pitch-black humour ... A
bitterly funny evocation of the lunacies of war' Nick Rennison, BBC
History. * BBC History *
'A cracking yarn ... his attention to detail in action scenes cannot be faulted' Tina Moran, Daily Express. * Daily Express *
'Robinson has a superlative talent for aerial combat ... With such epic action, characters, plot and dialogue, it's hard to believe that Robinson's work has yet to be filmed' Ian Irvine, Independent. * Independent *