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This Side of the Sky

This Side of the Sky

(1964)
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When a C-54 airplane crashes en-route to Schipol in Holland, American pilot Bill Schoyen is the sole survivor. Grounded for one year and relegated to security work, Bill remains in self-imposed exile in England away from his home, his wife, and his children. He claims his reason for doing so is a sense of shame, but in fact he means to investigate the crash, suspecting sabotage.

Bill develops an obsession with unhappily married up-and-coming actress Emma Reynolds, who is appearing in repertory near his base. The two begin an affair that dominates all notions of duty or ambition - but when Bill's family arrives in the UK he is faced with a terrible choice. Alternating between the fashionable world of the theatre and an air base where a saboteur is at work, This Side of the Sky traces their dilemma with a blend of passion, sympathy and suspense.

'Its principal characters have ... depth and credibility and are involved in a situation that defies facile solution.' - Liverpool Echo

'Barlow more than any other English novelist writing today is in the direct tradition of the great 19th century Russian novelists' - Los Angeles Times

'James Barlow has been compared with Nevil Shute; and like him he is a splendid, extrovert storyteller' - The Daily Telegraph

'James Barlow... knows how to be entertaining and often exciting.' - Guardian

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1964 : UK Hardback
Title: This Side of the Sky
Author(s): James Barlow
ISBN: 0-241-90643-1 / 978-0-241-90643-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 1973 : UK Paperback
Title: This Side of the Sky
Author(s): James Barlow
ISBN: 0-14-002529-4 / 978-0-14-002529-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: This Side of the Sky
Author(s): James Barlow
Publisher: Peach Publishing
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