Derek Robinson, the son of a policeman, read history at Cambridge before working in advertising in London and New York. His novel Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1971.
'His prose and his dialogue...are unimprovably taut and crackling
with wit... Robinson knows what he's doing, trust me' Nicholas
Lezard, Guardian. * Guardian *
'A dark but hugely enjoyable novel about the nuclear age ... Echoing the style of Joseph Heller's Catch 22, this is a real page-turner' Matthew Nixson, News of the World. * News of the World *