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The Rainbow and the Rose
The Rainbow and the Rose
Author: Nevil Shute
Authentic account of what it was like to fly in England before WWII and in Australia after. For pilots, a thrilling tale of a rescue by a bush pilot in Tasmania interspersed with what it was like to pilot the first commercial planes across the Pacific after the Pacific War.
ISBN: 171621
Publication Date: 10/1/1966
Pages: 240
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Publisher: Ballantine
Book Type: Paperback
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This novel gave me a good overview of civilian piloting in Britain in the 1930s, how cities competed to build airfields and how amateur pilots learned to fly. The postwar part of the book gives an authentic account of what it was like to pilot passenger planes across the Pacific, and ends with an exciting adventure in Tasmania where the hero flies a bush plane to a remote mountain top airstrip to rescue a fellow pilot.

It is a better read than Shute's On the Beach.
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