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The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
An endearing stand-alone story from best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith.

Val was working as a land girl when the Americans arrived at the nearby airfield in 1944. Mike, a young American airman, came into her life soon after, and so, too, did Peter Woodhouse, a dog badly treated on a neighbouring farm and taken in by her aunt.

Little persuasion was needed for Mike to take Peter Woodhouse to the airbase, and over time he became the mascot of the American squad, flying with them whenever their Mosquitoes took to the skies.

When their plane is shot down over Holland, both Mike and Peter Woodhouse are feared lost. But unknown to their loved ones at home, Mike and Peter Woodhouse survived the crash. Taken in by the Dutch resistance and with the help of Ubi, a German officer, the pair remain in hiding until the end of the war, when they are reunited with Val.

We then follow Val, Mike and Peter Woodhouse as they rebuild a life in England and Ubi as he returns to Germany at the end of the war and tries to build a new life for himself. His dream is to run a Wall of Death, a circus ring that pits motorcyclists against gravity as they attempt to stay upright at ever increasing speed....

Genre: Historical    

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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse: A Novel
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-7352-7488-6 / 978-0-7352-7488-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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April 2018 : Hardback
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Title: The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse: A Novel
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-5247-4753-X / 978-1-5247-4753-4
Publisher: Pantheon
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November 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-84697-409-7 / 978-1-84697-409-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon (An Imprint of Birlinn Limited)
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Good Pilot, Peter Wodehouse: A Wartime Romance
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-84697-453-4 / 978-1-84697-453-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon (An Imprint of Birlinn Limited)
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April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-525-63457-6 / 978-0-525-63457-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse
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Title: The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
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November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse: A Novel
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Pantheon
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April 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse: A Novel
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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November 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Polygon
Availability: Amazon UK