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The English Air

(1940)
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A son makes a devastating choice.

Franz von Heiden, son of a Nazi official and an English mother, comes to England early in 1938 to visit his English cousins – and to study them. He is both accepted and entertained by Wynne Braithwaite’s family and friends. But the peace and abundance which he finds about him are not what he had been taught to expect.

These people are not the decadent enemy; their casual talk and happy lives betray no weakness. Franz is disturbed – his reports to his father at home are not what had been expected there. Finding himself in love with Wynne, he is further troubled at the thought of his mother’s broken life in Germany. Would Wynne suffer the same slow death?

As tremendous events succeed each other – Munich, Czechoslovakia and war itself – Franz’s dilemma grows increasingly acute. His final devastating choice is a thrilling climax to a moving book. Written in 1940, this book is a fascinating insight into the interwar years.

Praise for The English Air:


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This book was pure wisdom mixed with British charm and wit' - Goodreads Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Her descriptive imagery brings the British countryside to life' - Goodreads Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'has a lovely, graceful-while-yet-down-to-earth style' - Goodreads Reviewer


D. E. Stevenson was born in Edinburgh. Her father was a first cousin of Robert Louis Stevenson. She was educated privately and travelled widely in France and Italy with her parents. She married a major in the Highland Light Infantry and moved with the regiment from place to place gaining valuable experience of life and people.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

September 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: English Air
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 1-56054-486-4 / 978-1-56054-486-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: English Air (Ulverscroft large print series. [romance])
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-85456-273-7 / 978-0-85456-273-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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September 1985 : USA Hardback

Title: English Air
Author(s): Dorothy Emily Stevenson
ISBN: 0-89966-169-6 / 978-0-89966-169-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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January 1980 : UK Hardback

Title: English Air
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-00-243215-3 / 978-0-00-243215-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The English Air
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-03-016841-4 / 978-0-03-016841-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
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March 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: The English Air
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-00-221205-6 / 978-0-00-221205-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: The English Air
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 1-907503-42-0 / 978-1-907503-42-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Greyladies
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June 1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: English Air
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-00-612676-6 / 978-0-00-612676-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Audio Editions

November 1994 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The English Air
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 1-86015-424-7 / 978-1-86015-424-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Assembled Stories
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Kindle Editions

January 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The English Air
Author(s): D E Stevenson
Publisher: Lume Books
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