At The Going Down Of The Sun

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This is my second historical romance/war novel: the first being And In The Morning. I had the awesome privilege of interviewing some WW2 veterans for this novel and even though it’s fiction, a lot of it is based on amazing, true stories.

It’s 1944 and Dianne Parker serves in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, working closely with the RAF bomber crews who risk their lives flying raids over Germany two or three times a week. Casualties are very high, many of the planes don’t return. The aircrews and WAAF’s try to live a normal life – and try to avoid falling in love, because the future is so uncertain and promises only grief and disappointment. When Dianne meets Danny Young, a gunner in a Lancaster bomber who has thirty more missions to complete, it seems futile to Dianne that she should let their feelings grow. The odds of any love affair surviving the war are too small. Danny believes differently and is determined to have nothing standing between them. Not even Nazi Germany and the prospect of a violent death, shot down inside enemy territory. 
At The Going Down Of The Sun is the story of the extraordinary courage not only of the RAF bomber crews, but of the WAAF women who planned the raids, armed and serviced the aircraft, endured hardship, rationing and German bombing raids – and ultimately sent their friends and lovers to war in the night skies over Berlin.

You can buy At The Going Down Of The Sun from Amazon here. Many other outlets such as Apple and Barnes & Noble also stock it. Make sure you search for G.M.Hague as the author. If you have any trouble, please drop me an email at mailbag@graemehague.com.au and I’ll be glad to help out.

2 thoughts on “At The Going Down Of The Sun

  1. AS THE WIFE OF A FORMER AIR GUNNER ON LANCASTERS I FOUND THIS BOOK MOST INTRIGUING AND HARD TO PUT DOWN ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT WAS WHEN IT ENDED !! MANY OF THE RAIDS MENTIONED MY HUSBAND TOOK PART IN SO EASY TO RELATE TOO THANK YOU G.M.HAGUE FOR WRITING ABOUT THE MUCH [AT THE END OF WW2] MALIGNED BOMBER CREWS , SEEN AS HEROES ONE DAY MURDERERS THE NEXT NOT EVEN RECOGNISED BY WINSTON CHURCHILL.

    1. Hello Mary, apologies for not seeing your post earlier! Yes, it was a sad thing that Bomber Command was regarded so poorly following the war, I guess because the civilian casualties were suddenly deemed excessive or unnecessary and it became politically correct to support this idea. Seems a lot of people had short memories once the fighting finished! The crews of the bombers were simply doing their jobs as best they could – and it was a very dangerous and frightening job right until the very end. I really hope At The Going Down Of the Sun tells people of the bravery and determination of the bomber crews, and the extreme risks they faced. Thanks for reading my book.

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