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Terence Rattigan

Published by Nick Hern Books

7 Male 4 Female

A moving story of love and loyalty, courage and fear, based on Rattigan's own experiences as a tail gunner in the Second World War

1942 - The Falcon Hotel, on the Lincolnshire coast ...

RAF bomber pilot Teddy is celebrating a reunion with his actress wife Patricia

When Peter, Patricia's ex-lover and Hollywood heart-throb, arrives and an urgent bombing mission over Germany is ordered, Patricia finds herself at the centre of an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies

This edition contains an authoritative introduction by Rattigan scholar Dan Rebellato

" ... the play provides, with Rattigan's characteristic flair for understatement, a deeply moving portrait of people at war" ~ Guardian

" ... a three-handkerchief weepie that somehow manages to be both profoundly moving and wonderfully funny" ~ Telegraph

" ... devastating and uplifting" ~ Evening Standard

"Rattigan's insightful characteriations create a multilayered view of war and what it does to people" ~ Hollywood Reporter

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