A comprehensive history of Britain's greatest bomber plane.
Leo McKinstry writes regularly for the Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator . He has also written six books including Spitfire and a best-selling biography of the footballing Charlton brothers. Born in Belfast he was educated in Ireland and at Cambridge University.
'There were a good number of high-quality books on military history published last year but none were better than LANCASTER by Leo McKinstry...this is a meticulously researched story ... a first-rate account of a unique British creation whose success and brave crews helped to keep Europe free' * Sunday Express * 'Meticulously researched . . . a first-rate account of a unique British creation whose success and brave crews helped to keep Europe free' * Sunday Express * Extremely readable...rich narrative * Kent on Sunday * 'This is one of the most interesting wartime books that I have read for many a day. I recommend it to others' * Dover Express / Folkestone Herald * 'Brilliant' * International Express * 'Impressive...storytelling. [McKinstry] describes the Lancaster as a heavy machine rendered graceful by its elegant design. The same description might be applied to his own book' * Literary Review, Keith Lowe * (Leo McKinstry) describes the Lancaster as a heavy machine rendered graceful by its elegant design. The same description might be applied to his own book * The Literary Review * 'Fascinating...rich cast of characters..the definitive record' * Driffield Leader * 'The saga is one of courage, tragedy and drama...all the more fascinating because of its rich cast of characters' * Kent Messenger / Kentish Gazette Group * 'Brilliantly researched and sharply written' * News of the World * This thorough, engaging new history seeks to draw together all aspects of the bomber and its career...and the controversies which still surround it today * The Spectator, Daniel Swift * Convincing...excellent book * The Daily Telegraph, Phillip Addison *