Alan Hlad’s novel, The Long Flight Home, is a fictional tale about the role of British homing pigeons during WWII. It is September 1940, and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the home of Susan Shepherd, who raises homing pigeons.
Through the National Pigeon Service, Susan Shepherd and Ollie Evans are given a covert mission—to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France. Many will not survive. Those that return to England can convey crucial information on German troop movements—and help reclaim the skies from the Luftwaffe.
The friendship between Ollie and Susan deepens as the mission date draws near. When Ollie’s plane is downed behind enemy lines, Susan’s homing pigeon Duchess becomes an unexpected lifeline, relaying messages between Susan and Ollie as war rages on—and proving, at last, that hope is never truly lost.
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Author's Table Dinner
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