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  • By Heather Meadows
    May 19, 2012
    A seventy year old uncle of mine who was once a BA steward was given this book and he passed it to me. I have never had anything to do with the airline business but this made the book all the more interesting for me. I have to say that I learnt a lot about life flying from Heathrow and all over Europe and I hadn't realised that most stewards, unlike uncle, were 'gay' even back then in the late sixties. The reason I've given this book only a four star rating, however, is that it has far too much gratuitous sex in it. I'm just pleased we didn't have to hear all about the gay boys' intimate experiences as well as those of the writer! That said, like the previous reviewer, Tracey, I really did enjoy reading about the interesting and varied life of this otherwise unknown businessman, Tony, and I would especially like to wish his sons all that they deserve; one bravely serving abroad in Her Majesty's forces and the other who nearly didn't make it past his birthdate in America.
  • By Tracey Mcallister
    May 18, 2012
    When I first got this book and read through the first few pages, I honeslty could not put it down. The entire book had me crying with laughter from the first chapter till the very last, and I feel like I know a little bit more about Tony Forester, a definite gentlemen. The entirety of it was honest, well written, sometimes rude (But that made it all the funnier) and genuinely one of the funniest things I have the pleasure to read. The only disappointment was when I reached the last page, as I simply could have read on, and on, and on. Can't wait to read the next one, a definite must read!
  • By Juan David
    May 2, 2012
    I have never had anything to do with the airline industry but I found I couldn't put down this brutally honest account of a young steward's escapades and experiences in the late sixties and early seventies. There was certainly evidence of endemic camaraderie at Heathrow and beyond as well as occasional mishaps with engine failure, a drug courier, the Irish troubles and potential terrorism. The writer and his colleagues clearly didn't practise puritanical ideals amongst their group, seemingly espousing an attitude of free-love and one of 'anything goes'. Sounds like a natural result of the sixties revolution! I found the book very amusing indeed in parts, too; especially the repartee of some cabin crew. If you're a Manchester United fan, you'll like it for nostalgic reasons. If you're a current or ex employee of an airline, you've got to want to read it!
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Product Details

April 24, 2012
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.9 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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