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"Cone of Silence" by David Beaty, about the flawed "Atlas Phoenix" airliner.

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"Just Tell Me When to Cry" by Dick Fleischer, which has a very interesting chapter on Hughes. And the marvellous paperback Patrick Bishop's Fighter Boys.

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U BOAT ACES by Geoffrey Jones

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Just started.... Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier :)

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"Cone of Silence" by David Beaty, about the flawed "Atlas Phoenix" airliner.

Quite a good film too,re released on dvd a few years ago,purely from memory-Avro Ashton used for flying sequences ??

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Defence of the Realm the official history of MI5 a 1033 page giant:)

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Defence of the Realm the official history of MI5 a 1033 page giant:)

Is it living up to its reviews? I think it will be on my Christmas list.

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Straight on till Morning by Mary Lovell

The biography of Beryl Markham

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At the moment I am reading ...

Stanislavski: Creating a role
Stanislavski: Building a character
Stanislavski and the actor
Arthur Miller: All My Sons/ Death Of a Salesman/ The Crucible/ A Memory Of Two Sons/ A View From The Bridge
Modern Drama in Theory and Practice 1: Realism and Naturalism
The AB Guide To Music Theory Part I

and for reference

The Oxford Concise Dictionary of Music

all this and it's only the 3rd week

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Quite a good film too,re released on dvd a few years ago,purely from memory-Avro Ashton used for flying sequences ??

That's the feller. The one they used in the film had two test Olympus engines as well as the usual quartet of Nenes, which looked pretty odd for an "airliner". Been looking at DVD's on Fleabay but the cheapest I could find was about £8.00, which seems a lot for something I'll probably only watch once; prolly be on telly the week after I bought it too.

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Now reading The Palace of Eternity, a SF novel by Bob Shaw from 1969, has one of the best opening sentences in a book!
"In spite of of all his efforts Tavernor was unable to remain indoors when it was time for the sky to catch fire."

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Now onto The loss of the Bismarck, An Avoidable Disaster by Graham Rhys-Jones.

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Currently reading, amongst all sorts of chapters from books for uni, "Provos: The IRA and Sinn Fein" by Peter Taylor. Will then go on to read "Loyalists" by the same author.

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Is it living up to its reviews? I think it will be on my Christmas list.

A bit slow to start but well worth the read :)

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"If Britain Had Fallen" by Norman Longmate, a look at how life in the UK might have been under Nazi occupation. As an aside, does anyone else think we British are a bit selective in boasting that the UK was never invaded, when of course the Channell Islands were occupied?

http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/bookrev/longmate.html

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FINALLY finished "The Horse Boy", and now onto a favourite "The Man Who Listens to Horses" by Monty Roberts.

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Just about to start.

Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success by Claire Shipman

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Reading The Palace of Eternity by Bob Shaw-wonderful writing!

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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.