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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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In 1942, after the German invasion of Soviet Union, a squadron composed entirely of Russian women fighter pilots was formed. Most were no older than twenty and, because they were women, they were given obsolete planes to fly. However, under the skilful command of record-breaking aviatrix, Marina Raskova, the squadron soon became one of the most feared in the history of the Second World War. The women would fly to a certain distance within the enemy encampments, cut their engines and then glide silently over their targets. Such missions took nerves of steel. The Germans were so terrified of these women that they called them ‘Nachthexen’ – Nightwitches. This is the story of Katya Makarova, downed in France and in danger of capture by German soldiers. Saved by a Frenchman, the two lovers try to find each other again after the war through a maze of Soviet red tape, lies and deception.' (Publisher's blurb)

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  • Other formats: Also e-book.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2014 .
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      Extent: 576p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 2014
      ISBN: 9781743099117 (ebook : epub) :
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 464p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 23 March 2015
      ISBN: 9780732291983

Works about this Work

Inspired by History Return to Tainted Russia and 'Night Witch' Mystery Karen Hardy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 11 May 2014; (p. 16) The Canberra Times , 11 May 2014; (p. 26)

— Review of Sapphire Skies Belinda Alexandra 2014 single work novel
Skies Have No Limits Blanche Clark , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 August 2014; (p. 19)

— Review of Sapphire Skies Belinda Alexandra 2014 single work novel
'After receiving critical acclaim and winning fans worldwide with her furst five novels, Sydney author Belinda Alexandra has unveiled another literary gem...'
Female Flying Ace Rob Kennedy , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2014; (p. 22-24)
'Historical novelist Belinda Alexanra wants to give everyday people who are caught up in huge historical events the attention that is rarely accorded to them. Rob Kennedy talks with Belinda about Russia’s first female fighter pilot, the horror of war and her new book, Sapphire Skies.' (22)
Pick of Books With Success Written All Over Them Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 December 2013; (p. 64-65)
Inspired by History Return to Tainted Russia and 'Night Witch' Mystery Karen Hardy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 11 May 2014; (p. 16) The Canberra Times , 11 May 2014; (p. 26)

— Review of Sapphire Skies Belinda Alexandra 2014 single work novel
Skies Have No Limits Blanche Clark , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 August 2014; (p. 19)

— Review of Sapphire Skies Belinda Alexandra 2014 single work novel
'After receiving critical acclaim and winning fans worldwide with her furst five novels, Sydney author Belinda Alexandra has unveiled another literary gem...'
Pick of Books With Success Written All Over Them Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 December 2013; (p. 64-65)
Female Flying Ace Rob Kennedy , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2014; (p. 22-24)
'Historical novelist Belinda Alexanra wants to give everyday people who are caught up in huge historical events the attention that is rarely accorded to them. Rob Kennedy talks with Belinda about Russia’s first female fighter pilot, the horror of war and her new book, Sapphire Skies.' (22)
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