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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!:)

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Longitude, by Dava Sobel. It about some clocks:D

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Longitude, by Dava Sobel. It about some clocks:D

A propos, it was excellently dramatised on TV starring Michael Gambon a few years ago.

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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!:D

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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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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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kev35

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I bet he'll feel deflated when he's finished it.

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kev35

Classic - thanks Kev.:D

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. :D

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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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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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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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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