Two sisters. One ornithopter. The African Savannah. And one Army.
Harriet (Harry) Edgbaston and her sister Khuwelsa enjoy their life flitting around the grasslands of East Africa in the ornithopter her father bought for her.
But on a trip to see Lieutenant Schmidt of the German Army they become mixed up in the start of a major war. Escaping from captivity they must try to warn their father in Zanzibar - but who will believe a couple of teenage girls?
Set in a world that is almost - but not quite - identical to our own. Harry takes Off is a steampunk action adventure created around a real historical event ~ the shortest official war in history (45 minutes long): the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896.