The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

A Novel

Book - 2018 | First American edition
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"From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and La's Orchestra Saves the World, a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set during World War II, in which a British farm girl, an American pilot, and a German soldier are brought together by an unlikely hero: a (very cute) border collie. Val Eliot, a land girl working on an English farm during the war, finds herself in charge of protecting a rescued border collie named Peter Woodhouse from the owner who mistreated him. When Val meets Mike, an American Air Force pilot stationed nearby, she realizes that the safest place for the little dog is alongside Mike at the base. With the love and attention of the pilots, Peter Woodhouse becomes Dog First Class, the mascot of the U.S. Air Force, boldly accompanying the officers on their missions--until a disaster jeopardizes the future of them all. It is then that Peter Woodhouse brings Ubi, a German corporal, into their orbit, sparking a friendship that comes at great risk, but carries the richest of rewards"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon, 2018
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781524747534
Characteristics: 247 pages ; 23 cm


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May 19, 2018

I have read almost every book Alexander MdCall Smith has written. This stand-alone is totally satisfying, almost therapeutic, with his wisdom and humor and keen analysis of human nature shining through. The people are English and German, with American airmen but they are all believable. A strong message about seeing everyone, even the “enemy” as a human. I loved it!

Apr 23, 2018

I read a lot of books and this rates one of the best ones. Plan on reading it almost all the way on day one.


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