May 2015 (23)

Fifty Years of Flying Fun

ISBN: 9781909808270

Author: Rod Dean    Publisher: Grub Street

Fifty Years of Flying Fun covers, in a roughly chronological order, over fifty continuous years of flying. This ranges from joining the RAF in 1962, through h...


Fifty Years of Flying Fun covers, in a roughly chronological order, over fifty continuous years of flying. This ranges from joining the RAF in 1962, through his intriguing first operational tour on Hunters in Aden, the early days of the Jaguar in Germany and, finally in the RAF, an almost outrageous two years flying the Jaguar and Hunter with the Sultan of Oman’s Air Force. His subsequent civil flying has been exclusively in the General Aviation and flying display fields as a flying instructor and well known display pilot, including being involved in many varied and interesting display-related episodes. With in excess of 7,000 flying hours on 59 different types – and only one aircraft (Spencer Flack’s Mustang) with a working autopilot – Rod gives a clear, and largely humorous, insight into the operation of a cross section of piston and jet engine vintage aircraft and his undoubted fifty years of fun since the first solo on 19 March 1963. Fifty Years of Flying Fun is not just a book for the aviation enthusiast, but for anyone wanting to learn about any aspect of flying history through the memoir of a man who lived through it all.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2015


Tags: May 2015   History   Military   Transport
$55.00
Raggedy Ann Stories

ISBN: 9780486794105

Author: Johnny Gruelle    Publisher: Dover Publications

Kindly, patient, and lovable, Raggedy Ann never loses her happy smile. She's quiet and obedient when her young mistress is at hand―but when left to her own de...


Kindly, patient, and lovable, Raggedy Ann never loses her happy smile. She's quiet and obedient when her young mistress is at hand―but when left to her own devices, she's ready for adventure, cheerfully having her stuffing replaced, teaching a pair of new dolls a lesson in tolerance, and hitching a ride on a high-flying kite, among other lively doings. Generations of young readers have taken Raggedy Ann into their hearts ever since the book's publication in 1918. This facsimile reproduces the original edition, inspired by a child's affection for her grandmother's rag doll. Charming color illustrations by author Johnny Gruelle enhance these timeless tales of love and friendship. Reprint of the P. F. Volland Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1918 edition.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2015


$19.99
Raggedy Andy Stories

ISBN: 9780486794113

Author: Johnny Gruelle    Publisher: Dover Publications

There's a new doll in the nursery, and it's Raggedy Ann's fun-loving brother, Andy. The rest of the toys―including Henny, the little Dutch doll, and Uncle Cle...


There's a new doll in the nursery, and it's Raggedy Ann's fun-loving brother, Andy. The rest of the toys―including Henny, the little Dutch doll, and Uncle Clem―are delighted to have a new friend to join them in their pillow fights, taffy-pulls, and other games. When sticky medicine glues the French doll's eyes shut, it's Andy who figures out the cure. And when Andy's smile vanishes, Santa Claus himself restores the happy-go-lucky rag doll's big grin. This facsimile of the 1920 classic features the charming original color illustrations by author Johnny Gruelle. Generations of young readers and listeners have treasured these heartwarming stories about the secret lives of dolls, and they've also learned valuable lessons about kindness, positive thinking, and the enduring power of friendship. Reprint of the P. F. Volland Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1920 edition.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2015


$19.99
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