Stacy Schiff

An enchanting account of the lifetime of one of many century’s nice eccentrics – the good Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Born in 1900 of impoverished aristocracy, he swiftly developed a mania for aviation, regardless of his chaotic thoughts and whole technological incompetence. He flew reconnaissance missions within the Battle and wrote some unusual and great books, together with the basic youngsters’s story THE LITTLE PRINCE, between theatrically executed airplane crashed. He died within the air in 1944, and his temporary life immediately acquired legendary standing. ‘Each side of Saint-Exupery’s brief and dramatic life is roofed on this fascinating biography. That is Stacy Schiff’s first e book, however she writes with all of the ability, assurance and mastery of an previous literary hand. If there was such a factor as a prize for a primary biography, I might nominate this e book. ‘ Frank McLynn, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH.