About The Book:
Max Bancroft-Gracey was traumatized when his father, an ex-First World War fighter pilot, was critically injured in a car crash.
The life that Max and his father had enjoyed looked as if it would change forever, his father’s Tiger Moth aeroplane now sat in their barn like a lame duck.
But Mr Cartwright, the head gardener, convinced his Master would fly again, regularly mowed the grass runway which lay in front of the manor house.
Would Max’s Pa ever fly again? Max worked on a plan, encouraged by Mr Cartwright, that would get the First World War veteran into the air again.
But everything changes when a Hurricane fighter plane makes an emergency landing at the manor. The young fighter pilot, Tommy Drayton, allows Max and his sister to sit in the cockpit. Then war is declared: Max is determined to become a fighter pilot and events take a different turn…
Les Lunt was educated in Liverpool, went on to train as a painter at Liverpool College of Art, then to Leicester Humberstone College and Southampton University. He worked in Devon as a social worker, in the field of child protection. For a number of years he lived and worked in the United States where he worked as a voluntary social worker, teaching art and selling his paintings at exhibitions in Sonoma, California where is first book, Logan’s Touch was published. In 2002 he moved to Marxuquera in Spain where he took a keen interest in the U3A, teaching creative writers’ workshops and art groups in Oliva.
He now lives in Devon, England. He is a keen aviation archaeologist and is presently serving as a councillor in his local town