01 November 2013

It's a boy!

Wow, do I have a great excuse for not posting anything in October!  Our son was born on October 7 and the time since then has, naturally, been a blur.  Everyone is doing well and Paddy's big sister is loving helping us around the house.  I don't know when I'll get the next review up but I am still planning to have more posts than what was a quiet 2012.

There are some very exciting books on the horizon but they escape me at present!  Graeme Gibson's magnificent Path Of Duty is being posted to customers as we speak so if you haven't ordered a copy now is your chance.  If you're a Beaufighter fan, Graeme's second volume is not too far away.

Speaking of Bristol's finest, I was excited to discover recently that David Whishaw's family still has a number of copies of his That Airman! (originally published in the mid-1990s).  The book details his time as a Beaufighter pilot with No. 455 Squadron RAAF as it conducted anti-shipping strikes in the North Sea and along the Norwegian coast line.  If you missed out on this nice hardback when it was originally released you will be able to pick it up for A$25 plus postage.  All proceeds go to the family. They are very keen to see David's story reach a new audience. If you are interested in a copy, drop me a line.  I will be running a review of the book in the near future.

I trust this finds you all well and hope you are reading a great aircrew book at present.