Rose Jolliffe is an idealistic Canadian farm girl who joins the air force in World War Two and becomes an interpreter of aerial photographs, searching for bomb targets on the continent. Working with hundreds of intelligence officers at an English mansion, she spies on the enemy from the sky and makes several crucial discoveries. Her British commanding officer Gideon Fowler recognizes her almost supernatural skills, but can he be trusted?
**Q&A with Elinor Florence**
What makes your historical novel Bird’s Eye View unusual?
In real life, where did the photo interpreters work?
What qualifications did a photo interpreter have?
Were the interpreters mostly male?
What was their most important discovery?
Almost everyone says Bird’s Eye View made them cry. Why is it so moving?