with Afternoon Tea
A heart-warming, exhilarating novel about one young woman’s determination to follow her dreams of becoming a pilot in the early 20th century. In Edwardian England, aeroplanes are a new, magical invention, while female pilots are rare indeed. When shy Della Dobbs meets her mother’s aunt, her life changes forever. Great Auntie Betty has come home from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, across whose windswept dunes the Wright Brothers tested their historic flying machines. Della developes a burning ambition to fly and Betty is determined to help her. But the Great War is coming and it threatens to destroy everything and everyone that Della loves.
Uplifting and page-turning, The Wild Air is a story about love, loss and following your dreams agaisnt all odds. Join author Rebecca Mascull to hear about her inspiration for the novel, before tucking into a delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of Swinfen Hall.