First published by Flatiron Books in the USA, this edition is available in hardback and softback. It is a gripping story of two pioneer aviators and their very complex love life, making a story more absorbing than many a best selling novel – Very Highly Recommended.
NAME: The Lost Pilots, The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple FILE: R2688 AUTHOR: Corey Mead PUBLISHER: Macmillan BINDING: soft back PAGES: 273 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: aviation pioneers, long distance flights, pre-WWII aviation, scandal, crime, memoirs, Jessie Miller, Bill Lancaster, Haden Clarke, desert crash ISBN: 978-1-5098-2850-0 IMAGE: B2688.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y8tju2nk LINKS: DESCRIPTION: First published by Flatiron Books in the USA, this edition is available in hardback and softback. It is a gripping story of two pioneer aviators and their very complex love life, making a story more absorbing than many a best selling novel – Very Highly Recommended. In the 1920s and 1930s, the daring pioneer aviators were the celebrities of their age. Flight itself was barely two decades old and had just emerged from the first air war of history into society that was trying to shake off the grime realities of that war and party extravagantly. It coincided with the liberated woman who took to the air to demonstrate her new freedoms. Unsurprisingly, it was an age were new scandals were emerging. Jessie Miller partnered with Bill Lancaster who was fresh from the RAF. Lancaster wanted to be rich and famous, more famous than Charles Lindbergh who had just flown the Atlantic single-handed. Lancaster wanted to fly three times as far, as the Empire was coming to see air travel as a way of linking the furthest corners of Empire together. A flight from the British Isles to Melbourne Australia was the logical challenge and Lancaster saw Miller as the perfect co-pilot. From the start, they were heading for trouble as they developed a deep love with the complication that Lancaster was already married. They hid their affair, completed their flight and became famous, everything they hoped for. They toured the world until the Wall Street Crash and ended up broke, living in a run-down mansion in Miami, but things were to get worse. Miller decided to write her memoirs to pull in much needed money and a new love triangle began as a handsome young ghost writer was sent down see the memoirs completed. From the start of the story, it has all the elements of a best selling novel, full of highs and lows, twists and turns. Crime and trial, a final last throw of the dice, keep the reader turning pages. The story finally completes when Lancaster's crashed plane and body are discovered in the Sahara 1962.