For fans of historical writing and rewriting women into history, The Wild Air by Rebecca Mascull is a wonderful read – but don’t take our word for it!
We’re giving away 10 copies of The Wild Air, plus reading group guides to 5 reading groups across the country. To enter, email the contact details below with details about your reading group and why you’d like to read the book.
About the book
A heart-warming, exhilarating novel about one young woman’s determination to follow her dreams of becoming a pilot in the early 20th century.
In Edwardian England, aeroplanes are a new, magical invention, while female pilots are rare indeed.
When shy Della Dobbs meets her mother’s aunt, her life changes forever. Great Auntie Betty has come home from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, across whose windswept dunes the Wright Brothers tested their historic flying machines. Della develops a burning ambition to fly and Betty is determined to help her.
But the Great War is coming and it threatens to destroy everything – and everyone – Della loves.
Uplifting and page-turning, The Wild Air is a story about love, loss and following your dreams against all odds.
Closing date: 14 September