Alex Peake-Tomkinson

Dreading demobilisation: The Autumn of the Ace, by Louis de Bernières, reviewed

A flying ace is reluctant to leave warfare behind in 1945 and return to dysfunctional home life

Louis de Bernières. Credit: Getty Images

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