The Flyer

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The first book in The Pitsford Series. Set against the background of an English country house, and the skies above France during the First World War, The Flyer is both a love story and a story about how the struggle to overcome adversity can determine a person's true character.

William Reynolds is born the son of a rural blacksmith in England before the turn of the twentieth century. After suffering a horrific injury, a quirk of fate results in William receiving his education at...

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Overview

The first book in The Pitsford Series. Set against the background of an English country house, and the skies above France during the First World War, The Flyer is both a love story and a story about how the struggle to overcome adversity can determine a person's true character.

William Reynolds is born the son of a rural blacksmith in England before the turn of the twentieth century. After suffering a horrific injury, a quirk of fate results in William receiving his education at a prestigious private school, where his background singles him out for merciless bullying by his contemporaries. During a time when society is strictly defined by the social class a person is born into, William becomes an outsider. Educated, but penniless, he struggles to succeed in either work or love until, through his interest in the fledgling field of aviation, he meets an aristocratic aviator, Christopher Horsham, and Christopher's childhood friend, Elizabeth.

The complex relationship triangle that forms between these three people is at the centre of a story that takes place in a social landscape where each of them is forced to make choices between love and loyalty. With the advent of war, what begins as an adventurous era in flight, with a distinct air of chivalry and romance, soon becomes a struggle in deadly earnest above the fields of France. William, Elizabeth and Christopher will again face difficult choices, and this time the repercussions will reveal who each of them has really become.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780473232252
  • Publisher: Stuart Harrison
  • Publication date: 1/24/2013
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Harrison grew up in England, but now lives in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. He is the author of five previously published novels, including The Snow Falcon which was translated into twelve languages and became an international bestseller when it was released in 1999. A new version of The Snow Falcon, completely rewritten and revised from the original, has been released, in conjunction with The Flyer, as both a print book and ebook.
The Flyer, which took two years to write, is certain to appeal to everyone who enjoyed The Snow Falcon. More information about Stuart and his work can be found at www. stuartharrison.com where the author can also be contacted.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Good read

    This was a very good read. The story moved from from person to person and what they were doing at a particular time, which made you keep reading to see what was going to happen to each one. I love stories set in England in the early 1900's, however, this one moved quickly to France with the onset of WW1. I was not disappointed though. It was a wonderful story of love and friendship. I just discovered and bought the sequel, "We Should Dance" and I am really looking forward to reading it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2015

    It was okay .

    It was long and I didn't get the purpose of the book. I guess you have to like aeroplanes to get it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    Surprisingly intriguing, quite long

    I can't say it was always riveting. But somehow you want to keep reading and finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    IT'S LONG, BUT VERY GOOD

    Don't be afraid of challenge Stduart Harrison's 350+ page of unique storyline which follows a young Brit with seemingly no future, through life during the turn into the 20th century and through WWI into a lifestyle, situations and wartime adventures no one had even thought about when he was in prep school.
    The book may seemingly drag a bit at times, but Harrison is constantly building his plot which takes many unpredictable, but realistic, turns.
    If you are a history buff of the first two decades of the 1th century, you will enjoy this bok ... if you just enjoy a good biiography, albeit fiction, the history background will only enhance you hunger to grab books on this history of that time.
    Its a very enjoyable read ... yes, you can put it down at anytime, but like I did, you'll find yourself reaching for it to find out what happened nexdt.
    Have an enjoyable day or two reading this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    BIS SHOLD BE HERE AND RES TWO SHOULD BE CAMP-----skyash

    Ur wekcome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    This is an "I-Stayed-Up-All-Nighter"...

    ...and I'm not the least bit sorry.

    Yes, there were editing issues thar got somewhat distracting, however, it was a great story, told very, very well with twists and turns you didn't quite see coming.

    Well done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Very, very interesting and highly recommended

    I found The Flyer by Stuart Harrison to be a very interesting and intriguing story.A story with many twists and turns and ups and downs. It had you guessing with each turn of events. It was a love story without a lot of expletive details. The characters were well described so that you felt you knew them all. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for the elements mentioned above. Yes, I would recommend this book for Book Club discussions. And, yes,I would like to read other stories by Stuart Harrison.

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  • Posted July 3, 2014

    very good read 

    very good read 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    lifes ups and downs illustrated

    Very interesting story set in WWI about a mans life and all it's ups and downs. Life is not what you expect for sure and this person had a life he never expected but made the best of all it's parts and pieces. I recommend it.

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