SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
Lane Staff Review:
This has had fairly divided appeal amongst the Lane Bookshop staff. Lane Bookshop staff comments have been: "One persons epic is another persons plod." and "This should appeal to those people who love a sweeping epic"
'Smart, ambitious and so beautifully written. An amazing literary feat' CURTIS SITTENFELD
'Epic in spirit and scope. A soaring masterclass' TELEGRAPH (five stars)
From the night she is rescued as a baby out of the flames of a sinking ship; to the day she joins a pair of daredevil pilots looping and diving over the rugged forests of her childhood, to the thrill of flying Spitfires during the war, the life of Marian Graves has always been marked by a lust for freedom and danger.
In 1950, she embarks on the great circle flight, circumnavigating the globe. It is Marian's life dream and her final journey, before she disappears without a trace.
Half a century later, Hadley Baxter, a brilliant, troubled Hollywood starlet is irresistibly drawn to play Marian Graves, a role that will lead her to probe the deepest mysteries of the vanished pilot's life.