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  • Published: 3 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9781787301344
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $37.00
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The Autumn of the Ace




Louis de Bernières is the master of historical fiction which makes you both laugh and cry. This book follows an unforgettable family through the Second World War and beyond.

In this novel, as in his celebrated bestseller, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres brings alive the Second World War through the adventures of his wonderful hero, Daniel, and his extended family, who continue to embrace life through this time of great turmoil.

Daniel and Rosie's marriage has fractured and each of them is grieving in their own way. Daniel's relationship with their son, Bertie has fallen apart and the world around them in 1945 is filled, with danger as well as personal challenges. But Daniel and Bertie's different experiences of the war, although devastating, also bring with them the opportunity for the two to reconnect. If only they can find a way to move on from the past.

  • Published: 3 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9781787301344
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $37.00
Categories:

About the author

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières is the bestselling author of Captain Corellis Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over and The Dust That Falls From Dreams, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.

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Praise for The Autumn of the Ace

Louis de Bernieres is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste

Evening Standard

De Bernieres is a singular, cherishable voice.

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