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Tales of My Time Paperback – 28 Feb 2007


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Grub Street; New edition edition (28 Feb 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904943705
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904943709
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 611,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'Packed with memorable stories from start to finish and a fantastic read.' Daily Express 'A fascinating man and a life of remarkable achievement.' Lancashire Evening Post 'An entertaining read that will leave you in awe of the diversity and scale of his experiences.' Classic Cars 'A thoroughly high-quality man, this book confirms not only his credentials at the wheel but also his exploits in the air.' Scotland on Sunday 'Often delightful and constantly revealing.' The Daily Telegraph 'A superbly produced autobiography.' Flypast 'A wonderful story and at such a modest price.' Motorsport"

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Tony Dron is a well-respected author and journalist whose work appears in The Daily Telegraph and others. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Oct 2005
Format: Hardcover
Finally! The memoirs of a truly great man. For those of you who, like me, can remember back, there was nothing more interesting and entertaining than watching Raymond Baxter present Tomorrow's World! Really takes me back...
That's just the tip of the iceberg, though. Here are the reminiscences of a truly special man - someone who flew Spitfires during World War 2 (all of which is documented here) but also went on to have an illustrious post-war career. There are some superb anecdotes here and it is written in a very approachable style. I found it particularly easy to get into and had to read it from start to finish. A real page turner!
There are some lovely images contained within and the only negative I can say is that it was a crime to keep us waiting this long for such a great book! Wholly recommended.
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Format: Hardcover
There is a good story in here trying to get out but obscured by clunky writing in a school girl diary style eg "my first involvement in a state occasion was the funeral of King George VI to whom I had sworn allegiance when I joined the Royal Air Force and for whom I had enormous admiration" and there are loads of examples of Baxter being "truly honoured" etc - Tony Dron who ghosted this has done neither himself nor the late Raymond Baxter any favours. Having said that there are some good anecdotes but it all comes over as someone who was really quite pleased with themselves - and indeed he had every right to be but it all jars a bit. I borrowed this edition fromn the library and it's reasonable loo reading, would I buy it...maybe...perhaps the paper back..the photographs...Baxter's own... are good however
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By manxman on 18 May 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Enjoyed reading this account of the gentlemans life, and felt it would be interesting purchase for anyone interested in aviation and motors.. A good read, well worth the purchase price
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By Astazou on 16 Aug 2010
Format: Hardcover
A very interesting book about a man who had a varied and interesting career.

The command of the English language for which he was renowned as a broadcaster loses nothing in the written word. One can almost hear Baxter's meliflous tones while reading the book.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bookcrazy on 27 Feb 2010
Format: Paperback
One associates Baxter with motor racing in the 1950s and 1960s.
The book consists mainly of his RAF days and the section on motor racing is completely boring and everyday.
It is quite obvious that he never was part of the social motor racing scene; no anecdotes or behind-the-scenes revelations. He was just a BBC commentator reporting on what was in front of him.
Overall, I wonder if he ever managed to buy a hat that fitted.
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