Antonio Iturbe (The Librarian of Auschwitz) has written a dashing biographical fiction based on the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Iturbe writes with great verve and vividness of romantic travail and the hair-raising feats of early aviation, draws a sparkling portrait of Paris between the wars, and does imaginative justice to the life of a literary and military hero.The Prince of the Skies is an utterly fascinating insight into the phenomenal life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry...Antonio Iturbe has created a magical piece of writing, one that I highly recommend to all who want to...discover more about the man behind that classic tale The Little Prince. Compelling. Captivating. Spellbinding.Iturbe exuberantly tells the story of author Antoine de Saint-Exupery and his passion for flying, poetry, and beautiful women. The author does a wonderful job of dramatizing how exhilarating and dangerous the early years of civil aviation were for a handful of bold and intrepid pilots. He also recreates in sparking fashion interwar French society. Saint-Ex, his colleagues, and their loves come to life in a novel that would do the author of The Little Prince proud.Like Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, it’s a sophisticated novel with mature themes, delivering an emotionally searing reading experience. An important novel that will stand with other powerful testaments from the Holocaust eraNo punches are pulled about the unimaginable atrocity of the death camps, a life-affirming historyOnce read, will never be forgotten . . . A hauntingly authentic Holocaust retellingThe epic Second World War novel from Antonio Iturbe, the international bestselling author of The Librarian of Auschwitz.
From the bestselling author of The Librarian of Auschwitz, Antonio Iturbe, comes a captivating historical novel based on a true story – the extraordinary life and mysterious death of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince.
FLYING. LOVE. WAR. FOR SOME MEN EVERYTHING IS AN ADVENTURE . . .
All Antoine de Saint Exupéry wants to do is be a pilot. But flying is a dangerous dream and one that sets him at odds with his aristocratic background and the woman he loves. Despite attempts to keep him grounded, Antoine is determined to venture forwards into the unknown. Together with his friends, Jean and Henri, he will pioneer new mail routes across the globe and help change the future of aviation. In the midst of his adventures, Antoine also begins to weave a children's story that is destined to touch the lives of millions of readers around the world. A story called The Little Prince . . . Fame and fortune may have finally found Antoine, but as the shadow of the Second World War begins to threaten Europe, he's left to wonder whether his greatest adventure is yet to come . . .
Translated by Lilit Žekulin Thwaites, The Prince of the Skies is a moving tale of love and friendship, war and heroism, and the power of the written word.
Praise for The Prince of the Skies:
'I adored the character of Antoine' - Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife
'What a beautiful, thought-provoking read' - Jennifer Ryan author of The Chilbury's Ladies Choir and The Kitchen Front
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