Wingwatch - Illustrated Novel

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About the author:
Marco Strazzi was born in Bologna (Italy) and currently lives in Lugano (Switzerland). After a twenty-year career as a sports writer, he became
involved in communication related to the watchmaking industry. He is the author of five books on the history of timepieces, among which the three bilingual (English/Italian) volumes of the Watch Books series - The Museum Collection, Watch Ads 1900-1959, and Watch Ads 1960-2000.
Wingwatch marked his debut in the world of fiction. The novel is also available in French and Italian.

Wingwatch - Illustrated Novel

On 6 June 1944 it was lost in Normandy. It is still there. Waiting for someone to bring it back home

Authored by Marco Strazzi
Translated by Ross Nelhams
Edition: 1

6 June 1944, 0:02: Roger Englin is aboard an aircraft headed for Normandy. He is seventeen years old and has a mission to accomplish.
31 May 2014, 15:12: Cédric Roussel is coming back home from the high school where he teaches history. He does not know it yet, but he has a mission to accomplish.
6 June 2014, 0:02: Théo Roussel turned eight years old two minutes ago. He will think about his party later on. Now, he has an appointment. And a mission to accomplish.
A paratrooper receiving his baptism of fire. A father who has never gotten over his greatest heartache. A young boy fighting his fear. Three people separated by space and time, yet they have something in common: a wristwatch, lost on D-Day and rediscovered seventy years later in an auction house catalogue.
It is Cédric who spots it on the internet, finding out that he more than anyone has a good reason to bid for it. Can it really be mere coincidence? The answer is a date with destiny that will challenge what he thought he knew about his own past.
Wingwatch is a tale of courage, a bridge between the heroes of yesterday and those of tomorrow, a voyage through time in the company of that most classic of time machines: a watch, whose rusted hands and faded dial measure more than just the limited span of a minute, an hour or a human life.
Originally published in a text-only edition, Wingwatch is now available in a new illustrated version featuring over 130 pictures and a selection of additional contents. The reader will be able to visualize some of the objects, situations and places described in the text, as well as to have a look at the sites where history was made, and virtually meet up with three real protagonists of the events that inspired the novel.

Publication Date:
8894170438 / 9788894170436
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical / General

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