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The Bridge of Deaths Paperback – June 14, 2011
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Windy City TimesThis is a fictional account of a true story--the crash of a plane, Denmark, 1939 killed five, including author's grandfather and member of the British Parliament, Anthony Crossley. Egan believes the crash was not an accident, her 18 years of research make for a compelling story "TBOD is far more fact that fiction,"
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I fell in love with the characters each from their first introduction. Although Ms. Egan uses quite a bit of narrative in introducing them, it's neither boring nor unsubstantiated, for within the narrative she includes dialogue (running in the background, as it were) and a substantial amount of action. She draws her characters in such a way that they are immediately understandable, and the reader easily relates and empathises. The author also has a very clever mode of relating her characters and their events to a background of actual world history in their particular era, which makes the book seem down-to-earth even in the midst of a metaphysical discussion.
She mentions in one spot "the most extraordinary feeling of comfort in simply being with her," and this is the experience I have of "The Bridge of Deaths." I am reminded of all those wonderful books I've read in which I feel as if I have just settled into a comfy armchair beside a roaring fireplace-I can relax, enjoy, and relate to the adventures in the novel as an "Armchair Traveler.Read more ›
Even though the meeting on the plane did not accomplish the moment in time it was intended to, it still changed many lives. Ms. Egan's meticulous research into the incident that killed her grandfather brought the incident to life for many people. It has raised many questions for the people involved and the people who helped her research it. The actual factual research spans many continents and generations. It is well researched and specifically documented. No stone was left unturned in the investigation of this crash. Even the less than recognized methods of research fit seamlessly into the flow of this book.
The actual story cannot be absolutely proven due to lack of evidence, but the story is told by the addition of a fictional character. This is a novel approach to a sticky situation. It is a way to get all the information collected into the book. The imagination and dedication that went into this book is self evident on every page. The book is published in the fiction genre, but leaves the reader with the impression that the book is historically correct. It is a unique way to answer what happened on that fateful day of the plane crash at the bridge of deaths.
Like I said before, the book leaves you still thinking about it, long after you have finished reading it. I did not pay much attention to the cover, other than it looked nice before I read the book. Afterwards, just looking at the bridge gives me chills. It reminds me that something went on there that is still haunting many people to this day
The flight never reached its destination. Instead something went terribly wrong enroute, when a fire raged out of control in the cabin and the aircraft crashed into cold Danish waters near a bridge that connects the Danish cities of Vordingborg and Falster/Nykobing. Only the pilot survived. Seventeen days later, Hitler invaded Poland and World War II began. Subsequently, the bridge went on to earn the nickname "bridge of deaths" because it was a key navigation check point for allied aircraft on their way to bomb Germany and also a favorite deployment site for German antiaircraft guns.
The demise of British Airways Ltd. Lockheed Electra 10A, serial number G-AESY, raised a variety of disturbing questions for accident investigators e.g., were the passengers listed on the manifest really who they said they were? Were they travelling as a group, perhaps for a meeting, clandestine or otherwise, or was their meeting accidental? How did the cabin fire start? Was it accidental or an act of sabotage? If the latter, by whom and for what purpose? Given that a British aircraft built in the U.S. crashed in Denmark under circumstances inviting the attention of civil aviation, law enforcement, and military authorities; it is not surprising that the investigators, all working under the cloud of war and government secrecy, made little progress toward finding the answers to these questions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was an interesting book. It is based on a true event with a view of how it could of happened by three people who were on the plane. I really enjoyed the authors perspective . Read morePublished 20 days ago by Vonfarm
I was really excited for this book! This was offered to me by the author on Book Blogs and I was really interested in the concept so I couldn’t even think to say no,not that I was... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Arya D.
This incredibly detailed and thoroughly researched story weaves history and family, adventure and tragedy seamlessly. I had a hard time putting it down, once I got started.Published 17 months ago by L. Johnson
Reviewed by R.A. Ross
M.C.V. Egan’s book, The Bridge of Deaths, centers on a delicate balance between historical facts and psychic retelling. Read more
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review, and I was so impressed with the author's story, in that you can almost feel what she must have felt... Read morePublished 20 months ago by R.E.
This author combined mystery,history and fiction wonderfully She was trying to solve the death of her grandfather in Danish waters, right before the horrors of war took over. Read morePublished on May 25, 2014 by druidgirl
I read the whole thing !
I do not normally read this type of literature, but Ms Egan made it so compelling. Read more
I was gifted this book from the author in late 2011/early 2012 and, to be honest, at the time I knew nothing about it. Read morePublished on March 5, 2014 by Odinaz
This was an engrossing and fascinating look at a very mysterious occurrence that had international repercussions. Read morePublished on March 2, 2014 by Joan Porte