BOOK REVIEWS

Airport Days and Nights, Terminals and Runways

 

BY MATT FALCUS 

 

Airport Days and Nights, Terminals and Runways is a colour book title by Kevan James, Fay Johnson and Tyler McDowell.

Organised into thirteen chapters, the book is compiled from the authors’ own experiences and recollections from passing through airports, travelling by air, and their understandings of the history and process that is involved and how it has evolved over time. 

These are the kinds of things that fascinate so many people, be they enthusiasts or not, about airports and travelling by aircraft. This book attempts to harness that interest and explain how it works and how it came to be. It does it pretty well.

At 137 pages this book is a good length and offers a real mix of content. Pitched equally at those with a mild interest in airports and air travel, and enthusiasts who lap up anything to do with the subject, it has enough to keep anyone interested and includes some really nice personal accounts and photographs to illustrate the stories.

The full review of ‘Airport Days and Nights, Terminals and Runways’ can be read here –

http://www.airportspotting.com/book-review-airport-days-nights-terminals-runways/

 

BY NASCOT

Great book for a look at airports and the people that frequent them. A lovely journey by authors who know their subject

Available from Amazon £14.99

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Comments of a Common Man Edition 3

BY ORDINARY READERS

Comments of a Common Man is, simply put, the view of author Kevan James. His writing is based on the social and political world that he sees around him. His is a view of life that many people may share, yet at the same time know nothing about.

This book would aid anybody wishing to learn more about the country and the society they pay for.

It is not only educational but also a stark reminder of the world in which we live.

The book is outstanding in the way in which it looks back what ‘we’ did yesterday and affected drastically the world in which we live our ‘free’ lives today.

 It is a perfect book for the Social and Politic student, as well as everybody else, regardless of their age or status. 5/5. (RH)

 The author makes thoughtful arguments when it comes to describing present day democracy in this country, told with contextual insight and with a real clarity of thought that may shake up anyone's pre-conceived notions or political bias (ABJ).

 

A wonderful view on all the things that you need to know and didn't about how Government to local councils con the ordinary man or woman. An excellent read (JG).

 

Brings in to sharp focus many of the accepted 'truths' of the political and cultural landscape of the last half century (SM).

 

Thought provoking regarding many things affecting our everyday lives (BL).

 

Very well written and represents the living embodiment of common sense presented in such a manner as to be understandable to the common man or woman in the street. I can well recommend it (AB)

 

Available from Amazon price - £9.99

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Heathrow. Days Out at the UK’s Premier International Airport

 

BY PIETER JOHNSON

(PRODUCER AND PRESENTER, AEROSPACE RADIO STATION XTENDED)

 

If like me, you watched aeroplanes 'with your fingers through the fence' when you were a youngster and were fortunate enough to be able to get to Heathrow Airport in the seventies onwards, then this book is probably for you. It certainly will be for you if you have an ongoing interest in airlines and airports because within this book are some unique photos that might appeal to you.

The book is a collection of visual pictures with short words to support them and the author takes the reader on a journey through time from the fifties to present day. One can either be swept along in the nostalgia of the early days of the jet set or learn about Terminal 5, the newest addition to the Heathrow family of terminals.

 

Available from Amazon £13.49

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Boysold Trilogy Part One

READER'S REVIEWS

A gripping story. The author reveals the personalities and the influence on the lead characters very well. This is a story that will be difficult to read but it is nonetheless well written.

Hard to put down,Really well written and cannot wait for the second book.

Available from Amazon £12.99 

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You only get one go on the roundabout

 

Jeff Glasser (self-published, paperback, available from Amazon £17.10)

This is an engaging and humour-filled look back over a very interesting life. The author has allowed readers to delve into his past and his present without any of the ‘look-at-me’ shallowness of some autobiographies.

The story is a good one, although the book does have one or two flaws in layout and production. Whether or not it is worth £17.10 is up to the individual to decide but the use of colour images has a lot to do with that. The book’s problems do not detract at all from the story however so don’t let that put you off. That aside, how does one put value on life?

A fascinating, funny read and recommended.

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