But for Stanley Woolley, commanding officer of Goshawk Squadron, the romance of Wolley believes the whole squadron will be dead within three months. Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson. Antonia Senior. April 13 , am, The Times. Derek Robinson&#;s novels are rooted in realism. He was shortlisted for the Booker for his novel about the RFC, Goshawk Squadron. This scant crumb from the table of the literary.
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Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson
April goshawi1: Bad battles are as ubiquitous in fiction as bad sex. Swashes buckle and cannon fire; young men die in ever more brutal detail.
As our squeamishness about actual fighting has increased, so our appetite for reading about it, drenched in modernist gore, is unabated. Amid the tide of war porn on the shelves, it is a rare experience to come across an author who can write about war and leave the reader seared and gasping.
But his pilots fly beneath the radar of the general reading public. This may be about to change.
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