Charlie's War

Charlie's War

David Fiddimore

War / Historical / Historical Fiction

When a plane crash leaves Charlie Bassett temporarily signed off from the RAF, he receives unexpected orders - to locate the elusive, pregnant Grace Baker and bring her home. But Grace, who has been following the armed forces across Europe, clearly does not want to be found, and despite Charlie's personal stake in it, this bizarre and challenging mission is still one he would rather avoid. Nevertheless, Charlie finds himself journeying to France in a truck named Kate, with an eccentric Army Major and his loyal Private - two men who are evidently going about mysterious duties of their own. And as Charlie moves slowly towards the frontline on this increasingly intriguing, exhilarating road trip, so too does he draw closer to the woman he once loved and lost...
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The Forgotten War

The Forgotten War

David Fiddimore

War / Historical / Historical Fiction

The third book in the wartime series continuing from Tuesday's War and Charlie's War. The war's over. Charlie Bassett is one of England's brave young survivors. Haunted by one woman's smile and by his wartime adventures, he finally returns back home to try to pick up the pieces of his broken life. There's just one small problem – everyone thinks he's dead. Arrested as a deserter, his only way out of prison is to work for a shadowy government agency monitoring the growth of Communism in post-war Europe. Special radio missions keep him busy in the air, while his all-female team, headed up by the icy Miss Miller, keeps his feet firmly on the ground. But then Charlie is forced to go undercover as a spy in a Communist group called the Rubble Rats. The government calls them the Red Menace, but Charlie finds a group of hard-working families just trying to get by – and his loyalties are torn. When he discovers that Grace Baker is one of them, Charlie must make some...
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A Blind Man's War

A Blind Man's War

David Fiddimore

War / Historical / Historical Fiction

Charlie Bassett thought he was done with a military life, but a soldier is always a soldier, and now he must fight one last battle. A ticking bomb; a band of notorious terrorists; and a price on his head: Charlie is back on the front line, and this time his foes are not only his country's enemies, but the ghosts of his own past. 'A Blind Man's War' is an explosive page-turner, full of grit, wit and heart-stopping action.
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The Hidden War

The Hidden War

David Fiddimore

War / Historical / Historical Fiction

It's 1948. The war is over but there is still tension in Germany. The allied forces have been divided by politics and economics. Now there is a new enemy is lurking on the horizon... Charlie thought he'd done his part for the war effort and could enjoy peacetime with a bit of grace. Having a job with a commercial airline means he can do what he does best, but without getting shot at. Or so he thinks. When the situation in Berlin between the allies and the Russian forces begins to escalate – every company with aircraft and able pilots is pulled back to the action. Plane after plane is flown into Germany making essential drops of food and medicine to help the starving populace survive. Charlie has a girl in each airport and a scheme in every country. But when the people he loves are threatened by the effects of the blockade he must take a desperate chance to smuggle them out of the country...
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Tuesday's War

Tuesday's War

David Fiddimore

War / Historical / Historical Fiction

Caught in thick fog over Kent, a damaged Lancaster bomber returning from Germany desperately strains to land. But moments from the airbase, a second bomber materialises and guides it home. Grace Baker's aviation skills and introduction to the Lancaster bomber, "Tuesday's Child", are not the only surprises she brings. Pete - rear gunner and black marketer - absconds and Grace is secretly elected to take his place. As radio operator Charlie Bassett regales the reader with the drama of combat during his eight weeks aboard "Tuesday's Child" in 1944, a funny, authentic and deeply humane tale unfolds. Comparable to Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong, 'Tuesday's War' races vividly across the page, emotionally entwining the reader in the lives of its extraordinary characters and awakening us to the heroics and realities of war.
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Silent War

Silent War

David Fiddimore

War / Historical / Historical Fiction

It's 1950 and Charlie Bassett has been working in the commercial airline industry. But once in the RAF - it seems you're theirs forever. Called back to active duty, Charlie is sent up to Scotland for training. He doesn't know where he'll be sent or what he'll be doing. When it turns out that Egypt will be his next port of call he's more than a little disappointed. What could there possibly be to interest him there? Quite a lot as it turns out. Egypt is a land of opportunties for the enterprising mind - and Charlie is nothing if not enterprising.
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