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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Historical Fiction Reviewed by Goodreads Booklover

Wings by Pete Abela (http://peteabela.com/)
Genre: Historical Fiction
ISBN: 978-0-9872606-6-6
 
 Reviewed by: Andy Angel on Goodreads
 
This multi-generation novel of a Grandfather and Grandson and how flying shaped their lives deserves to be the smash of the summer.

It tells of Walt (the Grandfather) and his life in Lancashire, England on the lead up to, and during WW2 and Scott (the Grandson) in modern day Australia.
 
Both stories have their own style and resonance of their time. Walt's tale is especially sweet and well told, capturing the true feel of pre war England to such an extent that you aren't just reading it, you are sharing with Walt as he tears through the streets on his bike and as he courts his young lady.

As the stories intertwine Walt grows older and these changes are also well written and add to the story overall.

I don't want to add too much, at risk of spoilers but must say, the very last scene is such a lovely one - the author should be very proud.

I really can't recommend this book highly enough
Five Stars.
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