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    I just finished...Go like Hell..the story of the Ford-Ferrari war at Le Mans in the late 60s.
    Excellently written, reads like a well-done magazine article, in other words, not too technical for those who don't follow motorsport.

    Now I just strarted re-reading Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K. Gann.
    I haven't read it for several years. Always a treat.
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    Spitfire by Leo McKinstry. Really destroys a few of the myths about this type.
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    "The Lockheed Papers"by David Boulton, if you want corruption this books got it in Bucket fulls.

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    Guildford Remember When by David Rose & Bernard Parke.
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    William Boyd

    A very good author.This book was called"Restless" a young lady finds out her mother was a spy during the war and wants help finding her old boss! I wont say any more but its a cracking good read.

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    Jet Jockeys by Peter Caygill - Deals with the introduction of a variety of jets into the RAF in the 50's and 60's. i.e Meteor,Vampire,Venon,Sabre,Swift, Hunter and Javelin. Once again a trip down memory lane to those involved in those days.
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    Going to get "the blue skies of autum".

    A biogrpahy of a women, whos husband died in 9/11 (RIP all), got on with life after her husbands death. Read a bit in the Sunday times and was immedatley hucked. Getting it this week.
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    All Men Are Mortal by Simone de Beauvoir
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    Currently reading Mark Haddon's "Spot of Bother", after reading "A curious incident of a dog in the night time". Almost finished it, though I enjoyed a curious incident a lot more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosszero View Post
    "A curious incident of a dog in the night time".
    That was a very strange yet fascinating book; still remember that part where the lad is stuck on the Tube platform for hours because he doesn't know what to do.

    Just finishing "Cleese Encounters" Never realised just what a diverse and complicated man he is, but I'm still not sure about all that Psycotherapy pallava. Nor did I realise how embarrassed he is by some of the Python stuff now, especially the silly walk.

    Just remembered, it was him that gave me that "Waffer-thin mint" too, wasn't it?
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    Back to reading The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Horse_Boy

    Apparently the film is released next month...
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    Just finished Spitfire (see my earlier post) Now reading Without Mercy by Jack Higgins.
    Waiting in the wings:
    Military Blunders
    Military Misdemeanours
    Blood on the Sea: The part of HMS Dunedin in the Enigma capture.
    Blenheim;The preparation
    and a good few more, I seem to have a constant 2 year backlog of books to read and just when I think I'm making progress it's Christmas or my birthdy and people buy me more books.
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    "The Road Back", the sequel to Erich Maria Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front" Fascinating story of weary soldiers struggling to readjust to civilian life. Which leads me to ask if anyone can tell me the name of the famous American film about servicemen in the same situation after WWII? Can't for the life of me remember.
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    Finished White Fang by Jack London, now onto his Call of the Wild
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Creosote View Post
    "The Road Back", the sequel to Erich Maria Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front" Fascinating story of weary soldiers struggling to readjust to civilian life. Which leads me to ask if anyone can tell me the name of the famous American film about servicemen in the same situation after WWII? Can't for the life of me remember.
    "Best years of our lives" Dana Andrews was one of the stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by garryap17 View Post
    "Best years of our lives" Dana Andrews was one of the stars
    That's the one. Much obliged, Sir.
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    No problem, I just remember this movie had Dana Andrews
    due to the fact he was walking through an ww2 aircraft graveyard at the beginning(just googled it on youtube somebody has posted the graveyard scene) one of these film images that sticks with you from years ago

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    Can anyone recommend any books giving accounts of historic or dramatic flights, not necessarily non fiction?
    What I know about planes you could write on the back of a beer mat, but I'm looking for bigger beer mats!
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    The drama of the Sharnhorst by Fritz-Otto Busch
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    The Battle of Britain on Screen by S P Mackenzie.

    Basically a round-up of all the attempts to recreate the battle for the cinema and TV audience.
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    Malta Spitfire Aces by Steve Nichols.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plane Space View Post
    Malta Spitfire Aces by Steve Nichols.
    Read that one not so long ago. I love the little Aces books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry66 View Post
    Can anyone recommend any books giving accounts of historic or dramatic flights, not necessarily non fiction?
    'Spirit of St Louis'
    By some chap called Charles Lindbergh
    We have all seen the film but how many have read the book ?
    I read it many years ago but remember it as an extrememly well written autobio - has been described as 'eloquent'.

    regards B

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazv View Post
    'Spirit of St Louis'
    By some chap called Charles Lindbergh
    We have all seen the film but how many have read the book ?
    I read it many years ago but remember it as an extrememly well written autobio - has been described as 'eloquent'.

    regards B
    Good calll! Actually I've never seen that film!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry66 View Post
    Good calll! Actually I've never seen that film!
    Hi Larry
    The film is pretty good,the book is excellent

    cheers B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry66 View Post
    Good calll! Actually I've never seen that film!
    Surprising there's never been a re-make with the inevitable Leonardo Dicaprio in the lead role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Creosote View Post
    Surprising there's never been a re-make with the inevitable Leonardo Dicaprio in the lead role.
    Only a matter of time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Creosote View Post
    Surprising there's never been a re-make with the inevitable Leonardo Dicaprio in the lead role.
    But wasn't Charles Lindbergh a man? :diablo:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creaking Door View Post
    But wasn't Charles Lindbergh a man? :diablo:
    some said almost a (ger)man
    just kidding ok!

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