Troubador Above Us, The Stars

Released: 28/09/2020

ISBN: 9781838595555

Format: Paperback

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Above Us, The Stars

10 Squadron Bomber Command – The Wireless Operator’s Story


“Fascinating, highly informative, and unbearably moving…beautifully written and meticulously researched.” 

Combining military and social history and personal memoir, this account explores the lifelong impact of Bomber Command operations upon 19-year-old RAF wireless operator Jack Clyde and the members of the Pennicott crew. 

Illustrated with original photographs, Above Us The Stars provides a glimpse into the everyday life of a Halifax bomber crew, and the horrors faced both by the airmen and German civilians “on the ground”. The book draws upon interviews with citizens of Jack’s home town of Seaham Harbour, and with the last surviving member of his crew. Their accounts are interwoven with a detailed analysis of contemporaneous historical sources, and of 10 Squadron’s operations from the commencement of the Battle of the Ruhr in the summer of 1943, until the end of the war.

Following a very successful book launch at the Dun Cow in Seaton Village, County Durham (one of the locations in the book), the first print run sold out in only 3 weeks. A second print run is promising to be equally as successful, and an e-book was released on 2nd February 2018.
You can listen to me talking about the book, and hear the first chapter here :
I'll be giving a talk about the social history behind the book at The People's Bookshop, Saddler's Yard, Durham on Saturday April 14th at 3pm. All welcome.

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Jane Gulliford Lowes

JANE GULLIFORD LOWES grew up in Seaham, County Durham and has a passion for the people, places and history of North East

England. A lawyer and a makeup artist by profession, she is the author of a popular history and travel blog The Horsekeeper’s Daughter is her debut book.

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