1930s England: will the sunny days of ships, flying and love ever end?
Eliza McKee sails away to a new life in London, where her glamorous aunt Izabel is a star with a secret to hide.
Her brother Pete yearns to fly, but has no idea how much he needs to learn from fierce pilot Billie Quinn.
Eliza’s friend Harry loves golden Charlotte, but Charlotte just loves gambling with flyboy Pete’s heart.
And when a great white barque encounters the coast one foggy night, more than an era of sail finds itself tested to the limits.
Testing the Limits is the first book in the Tempo series, by the winner of the Mountbatten Maritime Award and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Non-Fiction.
About the author
Kate Lance grew up near Lake Macquarie, NSW. Her background is in science and technology, but in 2000 she ran across the story of the charmed life of an old Broome pearling lugger, and discovered the joys of historical research and writing. Her first book, Redbill, won the Western Australian Premier's Book Award for Non-Fiction in 2004. Her second book, Alan Villiers, won the Mountbatten Maritime Award in 2009, and her novels include The Turning Tide, Atomic Sea and Silver Highways.