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  1. #121
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    Halfway thru Icerigger, a SF trilogy by Alan Dean Foster,its kind of an adventure on a planet of ice with a strange, furry natives.
    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 death of Oliver Cromwell by H.F. McMains.
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    Taking a gentle browse through my Aircraft of the Fighting Powers Vol V 1944. And it cost the princely sum of One-and-a-half Guineas!
    What really matters is what you do with what you have.

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    Longitude, by Dava Sobel. It about some clocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruggen 130 View Post
    Longitude, by Dava Sobel. It about some clocks
    A propos, it was excellently dramatised on TV starring Michael Gambon a few years ago.
    What really matters is what you do with what you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky High View Post
    A propos, it was excellently dramatised on TV starring Michael Gambon a few years ago.
    It certainly was, just got the book from a charity shop today.

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    The book I am into at this moment in time is "One Man Pneumatic Life Raft Survival Kits of World War 2" One of those fantastic Schiffer Military History books - Great illustrations and well researched.

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    Hardly the book suggested by your nomiker! Welcome to the Forum!
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    Many thanks New Forest, relieved to be here amongst other like minded Aviation types after anotther supposed "Retro Interest Site" deleted my thread about the Daily Mail 1969 Air Race! PHILESTINES!

    One of my fave planes is the F4 and the Harrier! My last book was F4 Phantom by Robert Prest, I think I will bew happy here! Thanks for the welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLYING SAUCER View Post
    The book I am into at this moment in time is "One Man Pneumatic Life Raft Survival Kits of World War 2" One of those fantastic Schiffer Military History books - Great illustrations and well researched.
    Sounds absolutely unputdownable.
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    I bet he'll feel deflated when he's finished it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev35 View Post
    I bet he'll feel deflated when he's finished it.

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    Classic - thanks Kev.

    At the moment I'm reading 'The Spies of Warsaw' by Alan Furst, whose novels are centred around clandestine goings-on in the pre-and-early war period.
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    War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.

    Great read. Would really like to see the stage show, too.
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    Military Blunders.
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    I've got a few books on the go at the moment.

    Teach yourself to fly by Squadron leader Nigel Tangye. Its a good read and shows how things have changed since world war 2 regarding to flying training.

    I'm also reading The naked pilot by David Beaty. Another good read.

    Also reading through ATPL Air Law = Best book to read if you cant sleep at night as you'll have no problems after reading that for 5mins.
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    Having completed the Icerigger Trilogy by Alan Dean Foster,very entertaining, am now on The Keep, a horror set in nazi occupied Romania in 1941 by F. Paul Wilson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry66 View Post
    am now on The Keep, a horror set in nazi occupied Romania in 1941 by F. Paul Wilson
    Wasn't that made into a movie with Gabriel Byrne?

    Also, Romania was an ally of Nazi Germany in 1941 and not occupied by them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levsha View Post
    Wasn't that made into a movie with Gabriel Byrne?
    Err, not sure!

    Also, Romania was an ally of Nazi Germany in 1941 and not occupied by them.
    Ah yes, what I should have said was its set in Romania and mentions Poland which of course was occupied by the Nazis.
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    Making Money, Terry P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazDaMan View Post
    War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.

    Great read. Would really like to see the stage show, too.
    And an excellent documentary on BBC4 a few weeks ago. I think they are taking bookings until January next year so get on-line sharpish!

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    The Reality Disfunction by Peter F Hamilton - part 1 of a sci fi trilogy

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    The Sabre's Edge by Allan Mallinson
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    "Breaking The Dams" By Charles Foster

    This is David Maltby's nephew and he gives a very personal and unique insight into one family's view of the raid and the loss of the entire crew a couple of months later.

    A must read if Chastise is your thing. I'm rereading it now, having devoured it when it was first published and, if anything, it is even more impressive second time round.

    Note to self, I must look out my copy of "Wise Without Eyes" for a second visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flygirl View Post
    The death of Oliver Cromwell by H.F. McMains.
    I see you still like your relaxing bedtime reading then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    "Breaking The Dams" By Charles Foster

    This is David Maltby's nephew and he gives a very personal and unique insight into one family's view of the raid and the loss of the entire crew a couple of months later.

    A must read if Chastise is your thing. I'm rereading it now, having devoured it when it was first published and, if anything, it is even more impressive second time round.

    Note to self, I must look out my copy of "Wise Without Eyes" for a second visit

    Moggy
    I find that often happens. The first time round you tend to be so enthralled by all the information contained in the book that you skip through it but subsequent readings allow you to pick up on things you missed the first time around.
    The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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    Chosen By a Horse

    Hmm. Trying a bit too much to be like The Horse Whisperer. I'm not enjoying it very much so far. I'm sure it'll get better, but thus far it's not a great page-turner like the other novel.
    There is nothing to fear but fear itself. And spiders. F**k spiders.

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    Parallel Worlds By Michio Kaku, for people who have never heard of him he's a
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulc View Post
    The Reality Disfunction by Peter F Hamilton - part 1 of a sci fi trilogy
    I do like my space opera but man his books are HUGE!!
    Yet to try one and theyre all part of a series, so read one and you have to read the next one, etc.
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    The Battle of Britain: A day by day account.

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    At the moment I'm reading 'Heist' by Howard Sounes.
    It's all the World's Biggest Cash Robbery in which £53 million was robbed down in Tonbridge, Kent.
    With Best Wishes ... Tom

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