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In the Blue Light of African Dreams

Watkins, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0395551366 / ISBN 13: 9780395551363
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1990
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First printing. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE: "To _____/ Best wishes/ Paul Watkins". Fiction. Former WWI pilot, an American who flew for the French and was shot down in 1918, is banished to Morocco after trying to desert. Come 1926, he learns of a prize offered to the first man to fly between Paris and New York and begins to plan his escape from Africa and attempt to win the prize. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # E4837

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Title: In the Blue Light of African Dreams

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Yes

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First

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Charlie Halifax, a highly decorated American pilot, is banished to Africa in 1918 after trying to desert, and along with his mechanic Ivan, a former officer in the Russian cavalry, he begins to plan his escape

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Paul Watkins was born in 1964. He is the son of Welsh parents and was educated at the Dragon School, at Eton and at Yale. His novels include Night Over Day Over Night, Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn, In the Blue Light of African Dreams, The Promise of Night, Archangel, The Story of My Disappearance and The Forger. He has also written about his experiences at public school, in Stand Before Your God. He was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1992 and 1996, and won the Winifred Holtby Prize for Best Regional Novel of the Year in 1996. He lives in the USA.

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