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Oliver Skeete's Jumping the Odds: Memoirs of a Rastafarian Showjumper.

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Just purchased it today, "Tail Gunner" by Sqdrn Ldr RIVAZ. so can't as yet comment, but browsing through it prior to purchase it looked for good reading.

Jim.

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Inspired by exchanges in the Time Travel thread I have put Michael Simkins aside and plunged into H G Wells' short stories - yet again!

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S.H. Knowing you, if you could go back in time you could see every Rugby, and cricket match ever played;)

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Hi
Just started reading Bomber Boys (fighting back 1940-1945) by Patrick Bishop.
Cheers
Jeff.

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Just read The Entity by Frank de Felitta, very good. Now onto From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne!

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"Control in the Sky" by L.F.E.Coombs

"Control in the Sky" by L.F.E.Coombs ISBN 1844151484
and it covers the origins and evolution of controls and instruments in aircraft. Fascinating and informative.

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Just finished "The One That Got Away" by Kendal Burt and James Leasor.

A true story which was subsequently turned into a film

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Latest by Frederick Forsythe- The Cobra. Possibly been recommended in prior pages? Some interesting passages involving Buccaneer flying and Scampton (Brunting thorpe)? ground crews.

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the late great John Peel's 'The Olivetti Chronicles' is my latest read, a collection of articles he'd written for various publications over time. Highly amusing read :)

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"9J - The Story Of A Squadron" - about No.227(B) Squadron. :)

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I have just finished reading 'The Gestapo Hunters' by GC Wakefield. In my humble opinion, the 'plot' is a mish mash of genuine 140 wing history mixed up with shallow characters and awful dialogue.

I mistakenly brought it on ebay thinking it was the book 'The Gestapo Hunters' 464 Squadron at War, by Mark Lax & Leon Kane-Maguire. Too quick to hit the 'buy it now' button thinking I had a bargain :o

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Tuesday's War by David Fiddimore. Story of a Lancaster crew in 1944- beware it's a bit fruity in places because it involves a female Air Transport Auxiliary pilot

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Dropped by Autobooks Etc today in Burbank & picked up Metalshaping, The Lost Sheet Metal Machines #4 (if you like old aircraft, you ABSOLUTELY MUST buy this series of 7 books)
On one page is a factory display of all the sheet metal stampings for a Mossie which looks quick spectacular... & then you realize the display is two stories tall making it even more so....

Also picked up a car resto book (Revive Your Ride, by Lyles) so those are my current 2 books.

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The Excellent book ` Raw Courage` by Simon Muggleton.

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Just found the author Lee Childs, born in England now resident in the US. Could not put the first book down, have toured all the bookshops in the UK, Germany and the US (well not all of them there) and the big river site and now have all his books. The subject of the books is Jack Reacher, an itinerant homeless ex-army officer who goes righting wrongs and rescuing damsels, sounds corny but it is not. A good deal of brain work and diligence is required with some violence. Jack is six feet tall and unfortunately Tom Cruise is filming him at the moment, not sure how that is going to look.

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I like fiction books that's why I often read this kind of stuff. My favorite author is Sidney Sheldon. His stories really are page turner.

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Just finished "A phantom pilot in Vietnam"written by major John Trotti,USMC.This is one mans view of the airial war in Vietnam and is a very well written book .First printed in 1984.

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Warrior - The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse

Reading this in the run-up to the movie coming out next month.

It tells the career of Warrior, a horse which was shipped to France in the First World War, and yet managed to survive unscathed to return home in 1918.