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The Spitfire Sisters

Author : Margaret Dickinson
ISBN : 9781529018486
Genre : Fiction
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Family and friendship mean everything under the darkening skies of wartime Britain, by Sunday Times bestselling author Margaret Dickinson. It is the 1930s and the Maitland family have spent the years following the Great War struggling to come to terms with its catastrophic aftermath, and their hopes now lie with the next generation. Their Lincolnshire village of Doddington suffered terrible loss and it has taken great courage for the bereaved families to rebuild their lives without their loved ones. When war is declared again, it is Daisy Maitland and her peers who must now take up the fight for freedom. Feisty and a daredevil like her beloved Aunt Pips, who spent World War One on the front line serving with a flying ambulance corps, Daisy had persuaded a family friend to teach her to fly as a young woman. Now her country is at war, she is determined to put her skills to good use, enlisting in the Air Transport Auxiliary. There she forges new friendships – but she never forgets her childhood friend and cousin, Luke, who has joined the RAF as a fighter pilot. As war rages in the skies and on the ground, Daisy, her friends and her family – at home and across the Channel – will find their bravery and strength tested to the very limits in their determination to save their country. And they have learned one of the most valuable lessons of all: true love will find a way.
Category: Fiction

Spitfire

Author : John Nichol
ISBN : 9781471159220
Genre : History
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NON FICTION BESTSELLER WHSmith NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 'The best book you will ever read about Britain's greatest warplane.' Patrick Bishop, bestselling author of Fighter Boys. ‘A rich and heartfelt tribute to this most iconic British machine. By focusing on the men (and women) who flew the Spitfire, John Nichol has brought a fresh and powerful perspective to the story.’ Rowland White, bestselling author of Vulcan 606 'A thrilling and often moving tribute to some of its greatest heroes.' Jon Dennis, Mail on Sunday magazine. 'A stirring portrait of a piece of aviation art in motion flown by the bravest of the brave. Nichol's Spitfire is still a sky-borne prima ballerina that kicks like Bruce Lee.' The Royal Air Force Times. 'A superb and compelling book. Brilliantly written with some incredible and astonishing stories; it is gripping, moving, emotional and sometimes humorous – just perfect' Squadron Leader (Ret) Clive Rowley, former Officer Commanding RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight 'A superb journey through the remarkable tale of that British icon, the Spitfire ... Truly stunning.' Andy Saunders, Editor, Britain at War Magazine. Achtung, Spitfire! The iconic Spitfire found fame during the darkest early days of World War II. But what happened to the redoubtable fighter and its crews beyond the Battle of Britain, and why is it still so loved today? In late spring 1940, Nazi Germany’s domination of Europe had looked unstoppable. With the British Isles in easy reach since the fall of France, Adolf Hitler was convinced that Great Britain would be defeated in the skies over her southern coast, confident his Messerschmitts and Heinkels would outclass anything the Royal Air Force threw at them. What Hitler hadn’t planned for was the agility and resilience of a marvel of British engineering that would quickly pass into legend – the Spitfire. Bestselling author John Nichol’s passionate portrait of this magnificent fighter aircraft, its many innovations and updates, and the people who flew and loved them, carries the reader beyond the dogfights over Kent and Sussex. Spanning the full global reach of the Spitfire’s deployment during WWII, from Malta to North Africa and the Far East, then over the D-Day beaches, it is always accessible, effortlessly entertaining and full of extraordinary spirit. Here are edge-of-the-seat stories and heart-stopping first-hand accounts of battling pilots forced to bail out over occupied territory; of sacrifice and wartime love; of aristocratic female flyers, and of the mechanics who braved the Nazi onslaught to keep the aircraft in battle-ready condition. Nichol takes the reader on a hair-raising, nail-biting and moving wartime history of the iconic Spitfire populated by a cast of redoubtable, heroic characters that make you want to stand up and cheer. John Nichol's new book, Lancaster: The Forging of a Very British Legend, is available for preorder now.
Category: History

Sisters In Arms

Author : Helena Page Schrader
ISBN : 9781473818279
Genre : History
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During World War II, a few, carefully selected women in the US and the UK were briefly given the unprecedented opportunity to fly military aircraft. Yet the story of these pioneer women pilots is made even more intriguing by the fact that, despite many notable similarities in the utilisation and organisation of the women in their respective countries, they experienced radically different fates. Throughout the war, the contribution of the women of the British ATA to the war effort was recognized and praised both from official quarters and in the press. By contrast, the American WASPs were first glamorized and made into Hollywood stars - and then subjected to a slander campaign. What accounts for this dramatic difference in the treatment of women pilots doing essentially the same job? This book seeks to answer these questions. The women who participated in the ATA and WASP have been allowed to speak for themselves. The story these women have to tell is exciting and intriguing.
Category: History

The Spitfire

Author : Frederick Chamier
ISBN : OXFORD:590216289
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The Greatest Lover Ever

Author : Christina Brooke
ISBN : 9781466822276
Genre : Fiction
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THE SWEETEST SCANDAL Beautiful, exuberant, and stubborn Georgiana Black has more spirit than sense—which she learns when an ultimatum to the Earl of Beckenham at a London ball ends their engagement. Six years later, Georgie is less concerned with impending spinsterhood than with making sure her young sister doesn't make the same mistakes she did. But soon Georgie stumbles into a scandalous encounter with none other than her former fiancé. Beckenham is still breathtakingly desirable—and as iron-willed as ever... THE TRUEST TEMPTATION Beckenham's brief engagement to Georgie taught him one thing—when it comes to a wife, he wants a woman who will do her duty and cause no trouble. When the fiery Georgie falls unexpectedly into his arms, Beckenham remembers just how lushly delectable she is. Suddenly, the idea of actually marrying Georgie is irresistible. In The Greatest Lover Ever, convincing her will take more than a simple proposal, however. Georgie and Beckenham finally have a second chance at love. But in a battle of wills, can passion conquer pride? Christina Brooke's novels of historical romance are: "Enchanting."—RT Book Reviews "Captivating!" —Night Owl Romance "Each...more sensual and passionate than the last."—Publishers Weekly
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The Foster Sisters

Author : Lucy Ellen Guernsey
ISBN : OXFORD:600073126
Genre : American fiction
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The Spitfire

Author : Bertrice Small
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Lavender Lust Purple Feather Murders

Author : Cricket Sawyer
ISBN : 9781606011362
Genre : Fiction
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[BookStrand Romantic Suspense] Mysterious lavender haze, which lingers around each victim, seems only visible to Heather Highmark. The haze defines each person. The fledgling physic doesn't yet trust her powers, but someone with a strong lavender aura is murdering members of the Recreation League one person at a time. Heather must discover who the lavender feather murderer is before she strikes again and she loses the two people closest to her in the world. Her brother Roy and his friend, her lover Langdon Cruise, could be next. Her only clue is the face in the lavender haze and time is running out. She is a deadly femme fatale out for revenge against real or perceived wrongs, and no one is safe. ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
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Journal Of The Franklin Institute

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ISBN : UOM:39015039617363
Genre : Meteorology
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Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-1859. cf. Index to v. 1-120 of the Journal, p. [415]
Category: Meteorology

The Nautical Magazine And Naval Chronicle For 1837

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781108053891
Genre : History
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The 1837 Nautical Magazine reports on Darwin's 1831 voyage on the Beagle, as well Caribbean piracy and Australian harbours.
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The Spitfire

Author : Christi Caldwell
ISBN : 1503905314
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Her dream is to open a music hall. Only one thing stands in her way--the man she loves. The final Wicked Wallflowers novel from USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell. Leaving behind her life as a courtesan and madam, Clara Winters is moving far from the sinful life to which she was accustomed in the gaming hell the Devil's Den. Her more reputable and fulfilling endeavor is a music hall for the masses. One night, when she sees a man injured on the streets of East London, she rushes to his aid and brings him home. It's then that she discovers he's Henry March, Earl of Waterson, and a member of Parliament. No good can come from playing nursemaid to a nobleman. When Henry rouses to meet his savior in blonde curls, he is dazzled. This smart and loving spitfire challenges his every notion of the lower classes--and every moment together is a thrill. But after Henry returns to his well-ordered existence, he strikes a political compromise that has unintended consequences. Will his vision for London mean dashing the dreams of his lovely guardian angel?
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Trouble In Triplicate

Author : Barbara Boswell
ISBN : 0553217542
Genre : Fiction
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When Caine Saxon's brother breaks off his engagement to one of the Post triplets, Caine finds his own relationship with Julie Post in danger
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Black Mesa Treachery

Author : Jon Sharpe
ISBN : 0451182243
Genre : Fiction
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Riding out to Santa Fe to unmask a Mexican monk who is stockpiling followers and killing off resistors, Skye Fargo is pursued by a mysterious robed gunman who threatens to kill him before he reaches the Black Mesa. Original.
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Indian Literature

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ISBN : IND:30000046254425
Genre : Indic literature (English)
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Malloch S Spitfire

Author : Nick Meikle
ISBN : 9781612002538
Genre : History
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The story of one of history’s greatest fighter aircraft from WWII to its remarkable restoration in 1980 Rhodesia: “an aviation classic-in-waiting” (Airscape). In 1977, the Rhodesian Air Force retrieved a World War II–era Supermarine Spitfire F Mk 22. But while the RAF was embroiled in the Bush War, the dream of restoring the aircraft was frustrated by international sanctions. That’s when legendary pilot John “Jack” McVicar Malloch took control of the project. Not only had Jack flown Spitfires during World War II, he was also uniquely positioned to circumvent sanctions through his airfreight company, Air Trans Africa. With ingenuity, passion, and a team of trusted engineers, Jack realized the dream of putting Spitfire PK350 back in the air on March 29, 1980. In Malloch’s Spitfire, author Nick Meikle tells the full story of this remarkable restoration and reveals some fascinating insights about the aircraft. The reader is taken on a journey through the Spitfire’s life, beginning with her first test flight in 1945. The project’s lead engineer and many of the surviving pilots who flew her also share their memories. For two years, PK350 delighted those fortunate enough to see her fly. Then, on what was planned to be her last flight, Malloch’s Spitfire never returned to base.
Category: History