Bird's Eye View by Elinor FlorenceBird's Eye View by Elinor Florence

Bird's Eye View

byElinor Florence

Paperback | October 25, 2014

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Rose, a Canadian intelligence officer in Britain in World War II, struggles with conflicting feelings about the war and a superior's attention.

Rose Jolliffe is an idealistic young woman living on a farm with her family in Saskatchewan. After Canada declares war against Germany in World War II, she joins the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force as an aerial photographic interpreter. Working with intelligence officers at RAF Medmenham in England, Rose spies on the enemy from the sky, watching the war unfold through her magnifying glass.

When her commanding officer, Gideon Fowler, sets his sights on Rose, both professionally and personally, her prospects look bright. But can he be trusted? As she becomes increasingly disillusioned by the destruction of war and Gideon's affections, tragedy strikes, and Rose's world falls apart.

Rose struggles to rebuild her shattered life, and finds that victory ultimately lies within herself. Her path to maturity is a painful one, paralleled by the slow, agonizing progress of the war and Canada's emergence from Britain's shadow.
Elinor Florence is a journalist whose career spans five provinces, from editing daily newspapers, including the Winnipeg Sun, to writing for Reader's Digest Canada. Most recently she published her own award-winning community newspaper. Elinor grew up on a Saskatchewan farm and now lives in the mountain resort town of Invermere, British...
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Title:Bird's Eye ViewFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.87 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.87 inPublished:October 25, 2014Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459721438

ISBN - 13:9781459721432

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from War From Above Elinor Florence takes you to a very un-publicized part of WW II, that of photo interpretation. She creates a vivid world if intelligence that will surprise, sadden and astound you. Her characters bring you into their daily liver which are filled with danger, romance and the love of Canada. An extremely well written book!
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian Volunteers in WW 2 - Powerfully Educational Beautifully written, this richly-researched story takes brilliant Rosy from her farm family during the post-Dust Bowl Saskatchewan Prairies to 1940's England where she battles not only the war against Nazi evil but personal growth issues. A rich overview of the high costs of oppression, this story sharply contrasts opposing opinions about the role/use of Canadians during the war. Fabulous to learn about the detailed strategies employed by British and German Intelligence, cunning that won the fight against evil. Riveting Read! Eleanor Cowan, Author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A engrossing read! This book started a teensy bit slow for me, but then suddenly I was hooked! The detail about what women did during the war for intelligence collection was really fascinating, and the characters were engaging and real. Made me want to learn more about this chapter in history. Time well spent for sure!
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book This book was my scond book read and i enjoyed it very much. I know what its like to be homesick and the feeling of when you come. A great read
Date published: 2015-01-26

Editorial Reviews

And this is where the book becomes amazing. I learned more about British and allied wartime intelligence than in any other book I've read on the subject. - Rural Roots