Cathedrals In The Sky
"Cathedrals in the Sky" by Andrew Rajan is a beautifully-written, sensitive and many-layered piece from a very particular and interesting voice."
Bridport Prize Winner, Victoria Worsley
"An absolute gem of a book, you are torn between wanting to continually read and not wanting it to end. The story is very touching as we follow three generations with a common interest in planes and flying. We learn a lot about the Spitfire and also how race relations in the UK has changed over the last 70 years. A heartwarming book, with very poignant moments, thank you First Reads for letting me read this book."
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"This is a beautifully nuanced book told from a number perspectives including an asian boy, Ash, in the 1970s (adopted by a white mother), Ash as a grown man by the bedside of his own son in hospital, Ash's grandfather who he goes to live with as a child and the WW2 Indian fighter pilot from Trinidad (yes Indian from Trinidad) whose engine Ash finds buried in a large pond on his grandfather's farm and rebuilds with him. It is a story few could tell and the writer clearly has a profound understanding of the issues involved. I know nothing about engines but while it will catch the interest of who are interested in WW2 and fighter planes, to me it was the sensitivity of the relationships and the delicate interweaving of racial and familial issues here that stood out. Somehow heart lifting as well as heart breaking, it is a great read."
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