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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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The death of Oliver Cromwell by H.F. McMains.
I see you still like your relaxing bedtime reading then?:D

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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 ;)

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.
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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.

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Parallel Worlds By Michio Kaku, for people who have never heard of him he's a
theoretical physicist.

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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.

and

The unadulterated cat - Terry Pratchett.

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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.

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"Enemy Coast Ahead" by Guy Gibson.

A rather disappointing edition (published by Crecy) with loads of typographical errors and even half a page blank at one point, but otherwise it's a fascinating insight into life in Bomber Commmand and also the general attitudes of the time (I was amused by how Gibson emphasised pilots strict abstinance from alcohol before missions but was so blase about driving under the influence). There can't be many such contemporary accounts written (so tragically) without the benefit of hindsight. I wish I'd read this book years ago!

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"Bomber"-Len Deighton. Just got it back of the mate I lent it to some time ago, roughly around when Methuselah was a bairn...:mad:

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Just started Prador Moon by Neal Asher, a library book and my first by this author of space opera.

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Love all the people,a collection of letters,lyrics and routines by the late American comrdian Bill Hicks.
A massive talent and an inspirational human being,snuffed out by cancer at the age of thirty-two.

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"Enemy Coast Ahead" by Guy Gibson.

A rather disappointing edition (published by Crecy) with loads of typographical errors and even half a page blank at one point, but otherwise it's a fascinating insight into life in Bomber Commmand and also the general attitudes of the time (I was amused by how Gibson emphasised pilots strict abstinance from alcohol before missions but was so blase about driving under the influence). There can't be many such contemporary accounts written (so tragically) without the benefit of hindsight. I wish I'd read this book years ago!

I've not had one book from Crecy that hasn't had glaring typos, duplicated text etc, suppose it saves paying a proof-reader!

I've just started 'John Derry' again - fascinating insight into postwar high-speed flight in the UK. I see my bookmark is a photo I took of the Montana Trophy John was awarded for a Vampire flight to Cannes. The trophy is mounted in front of the terminal at Mandelieu, on the lawn.
I've just done a scan...

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Peter Vacher - Hurricane R4118
Clive DuCros - Birth of a Spitfire
Graham Warner - Spirit of 'Britain First'

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Death On The Ice

A fictionalised account of Captain Scott and the South Pole "race", centered around Captain's Oates and Scott. It draws from many sources that debate and debunk the background (I'm in the Scott made far too many basic errors camp) and its a good read.

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Teranesia by Greg Egan, an odd uncategorizable book!

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What book are you reading

I am wondering about the diversity of our members at the Temple.

I am a SR. Draftsperson, hence the CAD420guy CAD, Computer Aided Drafting.
22 years now. Wow how time fly?s

Peace
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and may all of Gods lettuce be GREEN

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Perfect Confidence - Kelly Marks.

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Just finished The Sands of Mars by Arthur C Clarke, now onto his 1955 book Earthlight