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Book7: Sapphire Skies by Belinda Alexandra

Hosted by the Consul of the Perth Foodies Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Tue 02 Oct 18:30 - 20:30

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Please come and join us for interesting conversation and good company. How does it work? We read the book, we get together and we discuss the book, life and whatever issue comes in hand. We all bring a small plate to share and have a good time.

Come and join us with this historical novel based on WWII from the Russian perspective. Get to hear about the first women as war pilots.

About the book (google books)
2000: The wreckage of a downed WWII fighter plane is discovered in the forests near Russia's Ukrainian border. The aircraft belonged to Natalya Azarova, ace pilot and pin-up girl for Soviet propaganda, but the question of her fate remains unanswered. Was she a German spy who faked her own death, as the Kremlin claims? Her lover, Valentin Orlov, now a highly-decorated general, refuses to believe it. Lily, a young Australian woman, has moved to Moscow to escape from tragedy. She becomes fascinated by the story of Natalya, and when she meets an elderly woman who claims to know the truth behind the rumours, Lily is drawn deeper into the mystery. From the pomp and purges of Stalin's Russia through the horrors of war and beyond - secrets and lies, enduring love and terrible betrayal, sacrifice and redemption all combine in this sweeping saga from Belinda Alexandra.