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'Mike' Andrews: pilot, manager of Liverpool Airport and secret agent By Bernard O'Connor
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Harold James Andrews, known as Mike, was born in 1897. Fascinated by planes, he joined the Royal Naval Air Force during the First World War and later the Royal Flying Corps flying bombers. After... More > working as a test pilot, in the early 1920s he moved to Barcelona to train the Spanish Air Force in anti-submarine warfare. Returning to Britain in 1930 he was Blackburn’s foreign representative, and t e photographs he took of airports and airfields across Europe were passed to the Secret Intelligence Service. He designed and later managed Liverpool airport and designed Kallang in Singapore. During the Second World War he was posted to Lisbon as Air Attaché but this was just a cover. His mission was to help a secret organisation operating in France, Spain and Portugal to get escaped prisoners-of-war, downed pilots, aircrew and other evaders back to Britain. Based on his grandson Simon’s stories, autobiographies of other intelligence officers, contemporary documents, this book tells his story.< Less
Beyond an Adventure: A Beautiful Love By Angel R. Almagro
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Once World War I was over, after devastating battles, including the Battle of Verdun, some French air fighters, almost all heroes of French Republic, were thought to be all dead in a plane crash... More > while performing the first long distance fly of the giant Farman plane, "The Goliath", from Paris to Dakar. They were lost in the Sahara Desert without food and water. How they survived despite their ordeal! While France was recovering from war, they went to Cuba where they remained almost two years, and the place the most important for them was the Columbia airfield in Havana, which became a real aeronautic fair because of the presence of French air fighters and the Farman war planes. For these French nationals, after the battles of the First World War and the testing fly of "The Goliath" to towards Dakar, all these events took place without a single break. Still, their stay in Cuba was like an adventure, which happened under a relaxing and warm atmosphere, plenty of affection and happiness.< Less
Cycles, Tents and Two Young Gents By Steve Roach
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Two friends embark upon an expedition through France, cycling from Cherbourg to Perpignan. Over the course of almost 1500 kilometres, they battle through the relentless heat and encounter vampire... More > flies, angry restaurant proprietors and a host of European characters that have made France their playground for the Summer. Along the way, they also contend with a rapidly diminishing cash supply, numerous dodgy camp sites and encounters with various French nutters. They are also forced to deal with perhaps the most difficult obstacle of all - each other! A test of friendship and endurance, ‘Cycles, Tents and Two Young Gents’ puts you right alongside the hardy adventurers as they complete their grueling journey – the only difference is you won’t finish the expedition with saddle sores and an empty bank account!< Less
Chainsaw Maintenance Revision Workbook By D. Vickers
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This revision workbook has been created to aid those who are starting out on their journey through the City & Guilds NPTC chainsaw suite of courses. It has been designed to help you ensure that... More > you are ready for the questions you are likely to face on your assessment, and over the last 10+ years of teaching these courses, I have found that many learners are much more practical than academic - and therefore worry more about the questions than the practical elements of the assessment. This workbook then, is designed to help you get ready for the test; make sure you can answer all the questions posed in this book and you should fly through the assessment! The book makes extensive use of photographs to help you identify what is being asked about, and also provides several helpful hints designed to make you evaluate what is being asked.< Less
Chainsaw Maintenance Revision Workbook By D. Vickers
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This revision workbook has been created to aid those who are starting out on their journey through the City & Guilds NPTC chainsaw suite of courses. It has been designed to help you ensure that... More > you are ready for the questions you are likely to face on your assessment, and over the last 10+ years of teaching these courses, I have found that many learners are much more practical than academic - and therefore worry more about the questions than the practical elements of the assessment. This workbook then, is designed to help you get ready for the test; make sure you can answer all the questions posed in this book and you should fly through the assessment! The book makes extensive use of photographs to help you identify what is being asked about, and also provides several helpful hints designed to make you evaluate what is being asked.< Less
At Earth's Core By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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David is a mining heir who finances the experimental "iron mole," an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot... More > be turned, and it burrows 500 miles into the Earth's crust, emerging into the unknown interior world of Pellucidar. In Burroughs' concept, the Earth is a hollow shell with Pellucidar as the internal surface of that shell. Pellucidar is inhabited by prehistoric creatures of all geological eras, and dominated by the Mahars, a species of flying reptile both intelligent and civilized, but which enslaves and preys on the local stone-age humans. Innes and Perry are captured by the Mahars' ape-like Sagoth servants and taken with other human captives to the chief Mahar city of Phutra. Among their fellow captives are the brave Ghak, the Hairy One, from the country of Sari, the shifty Hooja the Sly One and the lovely Dian the Beautiful of Amoz.< Less
From Mars, with Love By Jason O'Toole
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Harry Diago grew up with a fascination for space flight. Being the only child of a NASA mechanic, he learnt from an early age what went into the great machines that could propel a man into the outer... More > limits of space - and more importantly, what went into these great men. With Mars having just revealed her greatest secret, the race was now on between the world's leading powers to stake a land claim and colonize. Cities would be built, but whose would they be? It was a dilemma that man hadn't faced for hundreds of years and once again, conflict was inevitable. Caught in the midst of it all, Harry is assigned a number of priority missions, which include test flying America's latest weapon in space combat and adopting a unique disguise in order to infiltrate the enemy. All the while, America and the rest of the world look on with admiration, intrigue and hope for the future as a new war wages in the heavens.< Less
From Mars, with Love By Jason O'Toole
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Harry Diago grew up with a fascination for space flight. Being the only child of a NASA mechanic, he learnt from an early age what went into the great machines that could propel a man into the outer... More > limits of space - and more importantly, what went into these great men. With Mars having just revealed her greatest secret, the race was now on between the world's leading powers to stake a land claim and colonize. Cities would be built, but whose would they be? It was a dilemma that man hadn't faced for hundreds of years and once again, conflict was inevitable. Caught in the midst of it all, Harry is assigned a number of priority missions, which include test flying America's latest weapon in space combat and adopting a unique disguise in order to infiltrate the enemy. All the while, America and the rest of the world look on with admiration, intrigue and hope for the future as a new war wages in the heavens.< Less
At Earth's Core By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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David is a mining heir who finances the experimental "iron mole," an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot... More > be turned, and it burrows 500 miles into the Earth's crust, emerging into the unknown interior world of Pellucidar. In Burroughs' concept, the Earth is a hollow shell with Pellucidar as the internal surface of that shell. Pellucidar is inhabited by prehistoric creatures of all geological eras, and dominated by the Mahars, a species of flying reptile both intelligent and civilized, but which enslaves and preys on the local stone-age humans. Innes and Perry are captured by the Mahars' ape-like Sagoth servants and taken with other human captives to the chief Mahar city of Phutra. Among their fellow captives are the brave Ghak, the Hairy One, from the country of Sari, the shifty Hooja the Sly One and the lovely Dian the Beautiful of Amoz.< Less
BLAZE on the ROCKS By Peter Frensdorf
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Jennifer is on Fire, Paul's nickname is Ice. So is it any wonder that the day they meet sparks are flying? Before too long he must come to terms with her being catapulted into a pop princess, but... More > she despises his chosen profession, prizefighter. The young couple becomes the toast of the paparazzi and nearly buckle under the pressure that comes along with the celebrity status. Paul's career gets on a collision course with his more talented friend Frankie while Jennifer is increasingly dictating every aspect of his life, also behind the scenes. Along comes Karen - a near-Miss at the Minnesota beauty peagant - to test The Swan Illusion. Frensdorf's discriptive is first rate and his caracters are so alive you might run into them at Elton's next party. Posh and Beck? Jennifer and Brad? Fiction does not come any closer to reality than in this breathtaking novel.< Less

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