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Putting the Country First
This weekend’s England victories over Montenegro and Kosovo provided a welcome relief (at least for football supporters) from the upcoming general election and the misdeeds of politicians.
Undoubtedly there will be some candidates for the election who will jump on the bandwagon with suitable words of congratulation as the wins provided certainty that England will now qualify for next year’s European Championship Tournament and as group winners. It’s worth a reminder that the national team’s three group games will be played at Wembley and should they reach the semi-finals and final, both games will also be played at the same venue.
Almost a home tournament and a great incentive - our best wishes go to manager Gareth Southgate and the players he selects to represent England next summer.
Another reminder however; between now and then, those same players will need to be playing for their club sides, including, where applicable, European club competition games. If they are not, and instead are second fiddle to the huge number of foreign players now in England (at all levels of the sport), they will lack the extra experience, the additional ‘something’ that was missing in the semi-finals of the last World Cup and the same stage of the European Nations competition.
England’s clubs must put country first - just as politicians must.
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On a more pleasing note, see below for details of our new books.
Now available - the Third Edition of Comments of a Common Man
An excoriating look at life in the UK today, taking aim at Politicians, Police, the NHS, Education, the shocking cost of housing and other subjects of concern to those living in the UK.
This is a book that should be read by everybody.
Available as a paperback or on Kindle, just £9.99 from Amazon or you can order a copy from us:
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Now available - Airport Days and Nights Evolution
The sister book to Airport Days and Nights Terminals and Runways, this takes readers on a personal journey back in time, up to the present day and shows the development of airports used by the authors. Packed with full colour photographs this is an evocative portrayal of personal and technological growth.
Paperback £17.99 from Amazon or you can order a copy from us:
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Now available - Heathrow Airport 70 Years and Counting
A second edition of Kevan James' earlier history of Heathrow, brought right up to date and including the latest developments concerning the new runway. Controversially, the author calls for two new runways at the airport and not just one. The book also includes a direct comparision with New York's John F. Kennedy airport - Heathrow's busiest route. With three new chapters and substantially re-written throughout, the book will attract those interested in social history and development, as well as aviation and airport enthusiasts.
A solid, hardback book with a RRP of £19.99, you can order a copy from us: email now -
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Reader's Remarks on Heathrow Airport 70 Years and Counting:
Kevan James has knitted his own personal reflections and experiences into what could otherwise have been a considerably less compelling narrative, had it been purely historical. His personal anecdotes, experiences and reflections throughout the book make it a compelling read for anybody who has known and experienced Heathrow in any capacity.
(Paul S. London, UK)
This is a well-written and interesting account of Heathrow’s history – the most interesting airport in Britain and one enthusiasts love to visit. It’s good to know where it came from and what happened there, and to reflect on what goes on behind the scenes, and where it might be going in the future.
(Matt Falcus, The Airport Spotting Blog - http://www.airportspotting.com/)
The heart and soul of the world's most iconic airport
Eloquent writing and full of interesting facts
(Marnix Groot, Editor. AirportHistory.org)
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Books have always been a part of life and even today, they are still.
The printed book, and for that matter magazines and newspapers, face a challenging time in the face of the digital onslaught but there is nothing like a book; a tangible thing that one can hold, feel, and yes, love also.
The digital version is a flimsy on-screen nothing, swiped away with the flick of a finger, deleted when done with.
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Comments of a Common Man Edition 3
Heathrow; Days Out at the UK's Premier International Airport.
Airport Days and Nights Terminals and Runways.
Airport Days and Nights Evolution
Boyhood; Soccer, Skaters, Streets and Suchlike
The Posts of Roche Fokke
Boysold (a novel, part one of a trilogy)
Heathrow Airport An Illustrated History
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