Goodbye Mickey Mouse

Goodbye Mickey Mouse

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by Len Deighton
     
 

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In Goodbye Mickey Mouse Len Deighton has written his best novel yet: a brilliant, multi-dimensional picture of what it is to be at war… and what it was to be in love in the England of 1944.Goodbye Mickey Mouse is Deighton’s fourteenth novel and a vivid evocation of wartime England, the story of a group of American fighter pilots flying escort missions

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In Goodbye Mickey Mouse Len Deighton has written his best novel yet: a brilliant, multi-dimensional picture of what it is to be at war… and what it was to be in love in the England of 1944.Goodbye Mickey Mouse is Deighton’s fourteenth novel and a vivid evocation of wartime England, the story of a group of American fighter pilots flying escort missions over Germany in the winter of 1943-4.At the centre of the novel are two young men: the deeply reserved Captain Jamie Farebrother, estranged son of a deskbound colonel, and the cocky Lieutenant Mickey Morse, well on his way to becoming America’s Number One Flying Ace. Alike only in their courage, they forge a bond of friendship in battle with far-reaching consequences for themselves, and for the future of those they love.

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‘It is a novel of memory, satisfying on every imaginable level, but truly astonishing in its recreation of a time and place through minute detail. Deighton has written well of the air before, nonfictionally, and he informs us in an afterword that it took six years of research to do this novel. It shows. The only way you could know more about flying a P-51 Mustang, after reading this book, is to have flown one.’ Washington Post‘He writes, as usual, with authority and a superb sense of period’ Daily Telegraph‘The sheer charge of the writing swept me into another world all the while I was reading, and now that piece of the past is a piece in my mind.’ HRF Keating, The Times‘A master of fictional espionage.’ Daily Mail‘The poet of the spy story.’ Sunday Times‘For sheer readability he has no peer’ The Standard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780586054482
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
01/20/2015
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
778,990
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Born in London, Len Deighton served in the RAF before graduating from the Royal College of Art (which recently elected him a Senior Fellow). While in New York City working as a magazine illustrator he began writing his first novel, The Ipcress File, which was published in 1962. He is now the author of more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. At present living in Europe, he has, over the years, lived with his family in ten different countries from Austria to Portugal.

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Goodbye Mickey Mouse 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great writer, great story. Very few writers, especially of well -researched and accurate historic fiction match Len Deighton. I learned a great deal about life in the Air Corps, life as a fighter pilot, and the reasons behind the strategy. Besides that, it's a page turner, like Bomber. All his books should be on Nook. if you read history and generally shy away from fiction, doon't be afraid to read Deighton. The great historians do and learn and quote from him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bannanna girl is wierd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I read by Len Deighton and have read every one since.
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Caskote More than 1 year ago
I haven't read all of Len Deighton books - I've actually only read three - SS-GB, Bomber, and Close-Up. Bomber and SS-GB are, IMHO, excellent - the kind of books that you just can't put down. Close-Up is pretty good - not as good as the other two. I read online a couple reviews for "Goodbye, Mickey Mouse" - all of them said it wasn't as good as Bomber, and if you were expecting something like it, you would be disappointed. However, based on my previous experiences with Mr. Deighton books, I thought to myself "well, how bad can it be?" It's BAD. I'm not even sure how he got it published. It's just plain boring. It's the kind of book that you read to the end only to say "ok, I finished it". Not to mention about 95% of pages are here, there and everywhere - and the story is closed in about three pages. Len Deighton loves: avoid this book like the plague, or you'll wonder what Mr. Deigthon was on when he wrote it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She nodded at Forge then leaped to bite the deers back leg Hiden was attacking.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is stupid dont waste ur money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was it about mickey mouse the mouse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shouldnt u be dead if you were born in 18 somtthing