My book-buying "problem"

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Chris C, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Really enjoyed that one, and also not that interested in the overall area.
    Some books just 'right'.

    Pottering in the lower end of the market today. 1974 & '76 respectively. Probably already got them in one format or another, but not half bad info with good illustrations to feed the slightly sketchy postwar knowledge.
    Only really wanted the MV one, but you can't leave things like that in the shop for a quid, can you.

  2. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member


    Just arrived today. Looks promising and has numerous full colour maps! (always a pleasant surprise)
  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Orwell1984 could you share a picture of one of the maps?
  4. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member

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    Whilst picking up a present for Mother's Day at a local bookshop this morning I noticed among a pile of second-hand books a a mint copy of Ivan Southall's 'Fly West' looking unloved for not many dollars.

    This book has been on my aircrew book wants list for a while but always seems overpriced, so a good find. Southall flew, as a pilot, with 461 Squadron RAAF, part of Coastal Command. Looking forward to reading about Sunderlands.

    Southall is best known down here as a writer of childrens literature.

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  5. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    IMG_20220514_134644_644.jpg I found that I have been overlooking not one but two used book stores in the same building here. You can always get me to buy a book with a lion rampant on the cover!
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  6. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Sorry missed this Chris. I'll post something up this weekend.
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  7. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

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    Unintentionally Italian theme this posting.
  8. DogDodger

    DogDodger Member

    Well book #71 in the to-read list arrived today.
  9. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    That is a fine looking shelf of books, DogDodger :)
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  10. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Spiral bound booklets: for subjects so niche that even the specialist publishers won't touch them.

    Bulgarian Spoon Manufacturing: 1936 to 1947—at around tea-time.
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  11. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    :D I have some spiral bound booklets by Mike Starmer about British camouflage patterns. And if I could get a copy of Barry Beldam's The Serious Modeller's Guide to Canadian Centurion Gun Tanks (and British Mks. I and II) I would get that too. The thought crossed my mind that it would be interesting to write something about the Centurion in Canadian service but once these sorts of things go out of print of course they become impossible to find.
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  12. DogDodger

    DogDodger Member

    Well thanks. :)

    :lol: Those are reprints of British vehicle manuals. Although the history of Bulgarian spoon production might be surprisingly interesting...
  13. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Weirdly I'm aware that I only have two spiral bound booklet memoirs in my collection, but can't recall the authors. One is from a 12 squadron groundcrew member during the Battle of France (His family emailed it to me). The other is from a 9 squadron wireless operator that I picked up at an aviation print signing. Good niche topic!
  14. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    IMG_20220524_210227_403.jpg Was surprised when someone knocked on my door today. It was the postman, leaving this for me. It's a smaller book than I expected but it looks very nice.
  15. JeremyC

    JeremyC Member

    It's very interesting indeed (I have been reading it again recently, along with Robotham's memoirs), but - and it's a big but - I can't get rid of the feeling that almost every sentence needs checking against what the other party might have to say. I'd be particularly interested to read what Leyland, Meadows and BRC&W said about R-R in the various projects that are mentioned.
    One to be read with a pinch or two of salt . . .
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  16. Nick the Noodle

    Nick the Noodle Active Member

    I need an argument to persuade the wife that I need this book, given that money's tight, and we've already turned the heating off.
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  17. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Burn after reading?
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  18. Nick the Noodle

    Nick the Noodle Active Member

    Actually, I was thinking of stating it would appreciate in value?
  19. idler

    idler GeneralList

    That might work - as long as you don't let slip that it's print on demand!
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  20. JeremyC

    JeremyC Member

    Get on with it man and stop whingeing! Summer's here so you don't need heating, the wife can go on a diet to save on food bills - where's your imagination?

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