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The Prince of the Skies

Antonio Iturbe Lilit Zekulin Thwaites



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12 October 2021
From the bestselling author of The Librarian of Auschwitz comes another epic historical novel translated by Lilit Zekulin Thwaites and based on a true story - the extraordinary life and mysterious death of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince.

Poet. Aristocrat. Pilot. Hero.

Only the best pilots are given jobs at Latecoere, France. The successful candidates include Antoine de Saint-Exupery. A man whose desire to fly will put him at odds with his aristocratic family and the girl who loves him - but who wants to keep him grounded. Together with his friends Jean and Henri, they will change the history of aviation and pioneer new mail routes across the world. But Antoine is also destined to touch the lives of millions of readers with his story The Little Prince. But as war begins to threaten Europe, Antoine's greatest adventure is yet to come . . .
By:   Antonio Iturbe
Translated by:   Lilit Zekulin Thwaites
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   656g
ISBN:   9781529063349
ISBN 10:   1529063345
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   12 October 2021
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Antonio Iturbe was born in 1967 and grew up in the dock-side neighbourhood of Barceloneta, in Barcelona. He studied Information Sciences at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and over the past fifteen years has worked as a cultural journalist. In 2005, he made his debut as a novelist with the comic novel Rectos torcidos and recently started writing for children with Los casos del Inspector Cit, a collection of the stories he used to read to his son at bedtime. He is the author of the international bestseller The Librarian of Auschwitz and The Prince of the Skies.

Reviews for The Prince of the Skies

an unforgettable, heartbreaking novel * Publishers Weekly about THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ * Like Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, it's a sophisticated novel with mature themes, delivering an emotionally searing reading experience. An important novel that will stand with other powerful testaments from the Holocaust era., * Booklist on THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ * Though no punches are pulled about the unimaginable atrocity of the death camps, a life-affirming history. * Kirkus Reviews, starred review on THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ * once read, will never be forgotten...A hauntingly authentic Holocaust retelling * School Library Journal on THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ *

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