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The Swallows' Flight - Hilary McKay

The Swallows' Flight - Hilary McKay
 The Swallows' Flight - Hilary McKayThe Swallows' Flight - Hilary McKay 

Title: The Swallows’ Flight

Author:  Hilary McKay

ISBN:  9781529033335

Weight:  754 g

Signed limited first edition, first printing



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The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay

From the Costa Award-winning author Hilary McKay, comes a moving WWII story of family and friendship on opposite sides of a devastating conflict.

Erik and Hans are German boys.  Ruby and Kate are English girls.  They grow up in worlds that would never meet, until war tumbles their lives together.

Then one September afternoon there are choices to be made.

How is courage lost, and found?
Who is really the enemy?
And what does friendship truly mean, in the middle of a war?

Meanwhile Rupert and Clarry work secretly for peace – and a brighter future for them all…

The Swallows’ Flight is the stunning companion novel to The Skylarks’ War.

Peer & Press Reviews

Hilary McKay’s The Swallows’ Flight is a triumph.  The beautiful clarity of her storytelling is masterful and she deserves every prize going.  I admire it very much.

Philip Pullman

Hilary McKay has the ability to create characters so real that they live with you long after the last page, having made you laugh, cry – and love them.  The Swallows’ Flight is no exception; it soars like the swallows of the title as it leads its characters through the WW2 years, and ends with a glorious feeling of hope.

Vivian French, author of the Lottie Luna series

Action-packed [and] every bit as satisfying as its predecessor.

Emily Bearn, Telegraph

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Swallows’ Flight
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background

These copies are signed on the tipped-in half title page.  As well as the book’s title, the phrase ‘One of a limited edition signed by the author’ is also printed on this page.

Issued direct by Macmillan Children’s Books, the total number of books in this unnumbered limited edition is unknown.

Jacket note The Skylarks’ War roundel on the front of the jacket is not a sticker, it’s part of the design.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in half title page
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children’s Books
Age guide 09+
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781529033335
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 280
Size (h x w x d) 224 x 143 x 31mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Bella McKay
Jacket illustration Dawn Cooper

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