In Dover in 1917 there are guards on the roads and troops in the streets. There are bombing raids and food shortages. And if that is not enough, old Mr. Dawes from the chapel is grumbling at every move seventeen-year-old Robin Brigg makes.
So he is trilled to be accepted into the Royal Flying Corps. Now he can leave the old man’s criticisms and his mother’s coddling, and go out to join those who range the skies of France. Not for him the misery of the trenches. In the squadron there is good food, good company, and of course always the trill of flying.
but gradually he finds that that is not the whole story. Death and danger are ever-present, and relationships can be complicated.
And then he discovers that he is not the man he thought he was….