At Niagara Falls, Toby O'Hara offers rides over the rushing water in a red and blue striped hot air balloon. The balloon is a day job for Toby, his night work is to continue to perfect his father's design for a flying machine.
On the other side of the Atlantic, Ursula Bridgewater, an independent woman from Liverpool, is ungraciously dumped by her fiancé. Ursula turns to the thrill of travel as an escape, and chooses a young orphan, Sally Walker, as her travelling companion. But Sally is never going to be quite as prepared for the land of freedom and opportunity as Ursula - and certainly not ready to accept Toby O'Hara's invitation to see Niagara from a great height.
Together these indomitable characters are lifted by small acts of bravery to find - surprised and heartened - that what once seemed terrifying is in fact the opposite...
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"Rooney writes beautifully" (John Harding Daily Mail)
"A breathtaking, uplifting novel" (Fiona Atherton The Scotsman)
"It's a fine, funny, unfussy novel that pays overdue tribute to those magnificent women in their flying machines" (Alfred Hickling Guardian)
"A big-hearted paean to the adventure of discovering love ... Rooney's lightness of touch imbues her characters with poignancy and humour. Yet it's her ability to capture the ecstasy and fear of falling in love and rising to its expectations that makes this such a joy" (Mickey Noonan Metro)
"As effortlessly as Proust or Forster, she incorporates unexpected aperçus" (Christopher Hawtree The Independent)
What if the thing you most fear is the only thing that can set you free?
From Costa-shortlisted author of Inside the Whale comes the much-anticipated follow up to a bittersweet wartime love story.
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099523477
Book Description Vintage Books, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99523477