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Books for 2020:
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Freedom or Risk - Choose One.
It is interesting to note that over recent days, certain elements of mainstream news media, having fuelled the Covid-19 situation with sensationalist nonsense and confused the differences between ‘The Coronavirus’ and Covid-19 well beyond the point of being reasonable, are now changing their tune - at least a little.
Coverage up to (and still including) now has focused entirely on the closing down of everyday life and the ‘huge numbers’ of people dying right, left and centre from ‘The Coronavirus’. As our contributors have pointed out, people are not dying from ‘The Coronavirus’. Those tragically passing away have done so from other conditions that Covid-19 has opened the doors to.
More pertinently, there is a growing awareness of two things; the first is the incalculable damage being done to the economy of the current lockdown but the second is possibly even more important.
To do anything requires the freedom to do it – and it is freedom itself that is most under threat. As Kevan James points out both on KJM Today and in his book, Comments of a Common Man, there is a risk to simply being alive. His book, carrying this sentiment, was first published three years ago. But that vital point remains in the third edition; to eliminate risk means the elimination of freedom. And it is this that governments around the world are trying to do – eliminate risk.
You cannot have it both ways. Either you take the risks of life, or you remove freedom in its entirety. The lockdown must, in its present form, go. There is no difference (again as is pointed out elsewhere on KJM Today) between standing two metres away from other customers in a shoe shop and doing the same in a food store or for that matter, anywhere else.
Give freedom back to the United Kingdom, Prime Minister.
© KJM Today 2020
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Details of our books for 2020.
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. 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.
A book may last more than a lifetime.
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Comments of a Common Man Edition 3
Heathrow Airport 70 Years and Counting
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)
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