About this book
This love story set during the Battle of Britain is told in alternate chapters from the perspective of the man - an inexperienced fighter pilot, and the woman - a radar operator. It has drawn comparisons with Sebastian Faulks's "Birdsong" and received good reviews. ""That Summer" is an extraordinary achievement that deserves to have Greig, after several impressive novels, promoted to the ranks of the highest-regarded writers" Anthea Lawson, "The Times".
It is late June and the summer of 1940 is about to become the myth that will define a generation. But it's real enough for Len Westbourne, a young and inexperienced fighter stationed in south-east England. Real too for Stella Gardam, a radar operator with a more worldly attitude altogether.
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