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Derek Robinson



Derek Robinson¿s acclaimed First World War trilogy and Piece of Cake have established him as the world¿s best aviation writer and one of the top authors of war fiction.
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Holy Smoke

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson
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Why 1914?

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson
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Kramer's War

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson
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Rotten With Honour

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson

Mikhail Starin, Head of Soviet Intelligence in London, is a ruthless, cold-hearted individual. Known to have killed 24 people, including his own mother, he's now determined to get his hands on a hard-to-stabilize nuclear formula. There's only one thing for British Intelligence to do: send him back to Russia as quickly as possible. They scheme to leak details of a top-level Western military secret - knowing that when the Russians discover the secret is a double cross, Starin is history. Unfortunately there's only one man available to oversee the job: David Hale; young, honourable, but completely out of his depth. Rotten with Honour is a Cold War espionage thriller told with the trademark wit of Derek Robinson, bestselling and Booker-shortlisted author of Goshawk Squadron.

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Kentucky Blues

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson
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A Year with Rudolf Nureyev

Derek Robinson, Simon Robinson
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Derek Robinson, Simon Robinson
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War Story

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson

Fresh from school in June 1916, Lieutenant Oliver Paxton's first solo flight is to lead a formation of biplanes across the Channel to join Hornet Squadron in France. Five days later, he crash-lands at his destination, having lost his map, his ballast and every single plane in his charge. To his C.O. he's an idiot, to everyone else - especially the tormenting Australian who shares his billet - a pompous bastard. This is 1916, the year of the Somme, giving Paxton precious little time to grow from innocent to veteran.

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A Splendid Little War

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson
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Goshawk Squadron

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson
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Hullo Russia, Goodbye England

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson

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Operation Bamboozle

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson

From 1941 to 1943 it was the Germans. Then it was the turn of the British. Come the Cold War, he's conning McCarthy. Now he's going head to head with the L.A. mob. For high-stakes con artist Luis Cabrillo, once known as Eldorado, the million-dollar spy, trouble is never far away. And when he and his corker-of-a-New-Yorker squeeze, Julie Conroy, run into the cream of Los Angeles' shady side, the result is a heady brew of disorganised crime, hot dollars, triple virgins and dead bodies in the begonias. The fourth and final Luis Cabrillo novel is yet another fiendishly plotted rollercoaster ride of wit and wisecracking, as the Second World War's most daring and audacious spy finds that old habits die hard, even in peacetime.

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Red Rag Blues

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson
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Artillery of Lies

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson

1943. British Intelligence has finally got to grips with the Eldorado Network, Germany's most successful spy ring. It turns out to be one man in a small room in Lisbon, inventing phony (but convincing) reports. For two years he has pulled the wool over German Intelligence's eyes, and made a killing. The British soon find that Eldorado's a real handful. They bring him to England, so they can manage his dispatches, and discover that living with a genius can be a headache. Eldorado rapidly creates a team of top sub-agents around him. None of them exists. But power - even imaginary power - is intoxicating, and he begins to treat his fake sub-agents as if real. Big trouble ahead. Artillery of Lies is the hair-raising sequel to The Eldorado Network, all the more funny for being soundly based on the true story of a real Second World War spy.

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Eldorado Network

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson
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Piece of Cake

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson

From the Phoney War of 1939 to the Battle of Britain in 1940, the pilots of Hornet Squadron learn their lessons the hard way. Hi-jinks are all very well on the ground, but once in a Hurricane's cockpit, the best killers keep their wits close. Newly promoted Commanding Officer Fanny Barton has a job on to whip the Hornets into shape before they face the Luftwaffe's seasoned pilots. And sometimes Fighter Command, with its obsolete tactics and stiff doctrines, is the real menace. As with all Robinson's novels, the raw dialogue, rich black humour and brilliantly rendered, adrenalin-packed dogfights bring the Battle of Britain, and the brave few who fought it, to life.

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Damned Good Show

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson

They joined an R.A.F known as "the best flying club in the world", but when war pitches the young pilots of 409 Squadron into battle over Germany, their training, tactics and equipment are soon found wanting, their twin-engined bombers obsolete from the off. Chances of completing a 30-operation tour? One in three. At best. 409's gung-ho spirit never dies but it takes a beating in the flak, fighters and searchlights over the Ruhr... Robinson's crooked salute to the dogged heroes of the R.A.F.'s early bombing campaign is a wickedly humourous portrait of men doing their duty in flying death-traps, fully aware, in those dark days of war, there was nothing else to do but dig in and hang on.

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A Good Clean Fight

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson
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Hornet's Sting

Derek Robinson
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Derek Robinson

The second of three great Royal Flying Corps novels by Derek Robinson, Hornet's Sting expresses all his trademark qualities: savage humour, vivid air combat, and the heart-breaking dilemma of the young. It also introduces Captain Wooley, later the anti-hero of Goshawk Squadron, a character rich in bleak comedy. And so he needs to be, for this is 1917, the air war is bloody, and a squadron might suffer 100 per cent losses in a month. As Paul Scott - no mean novelist himself - wrote: 'Robinson has a narrative gift that sets up the hackles of involvement. A rare quality.'