Thanks to Penguin Random House, I have five copies of Mark Vanhoenacker’s book ‘Skyfaring – A Journey with a Pilot’ to give away by midnight tonight.
As well as receiving enthusiastic reviews across the board, it was featured as a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’ recently.
I reviewed Skyfaring a few weeks ago and was impressed. You can see my review here.
Vanhoenacker is a British Airways Boeing 747 pilot and an established magazine and newspaper contributor. Rather than repeating my own opinion, this is how the publisher describe a book which cuts across various genres:
“Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice. When you descended towards a city, and arrived from the sky as effortlessly as daybreak.
In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying, on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here, anew, is the simple wonder that remains at the heart of an experience which modern travellers, armchair and otherwise, all too easily take for granted: the transcendent joy of motion, and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love.”
If you are not lucky enough to win a copy today, it is available from all good bookshops (£16.99 RRP) and via Amazon (currently £11.89 with free postage). It would make a good Father’s Day gift if your Dad shares your love of aviation.
How to enter
I am using the same automated entry software that I used for other recent competitions.
You are allowed one entry per person and all you need to do is complete your email address in the form below.
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You must be at least 18 years old
You must be a resident of the UK and have a UK postal address. If you are currently outside the UK you will not be able to enter – you will need to email the link to a friend who is in the country!
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The competition closes at midnight, London time, on Monday 8th June
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