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How to Land an A330 Airbus
How to Land an A330 Airbus
by James May
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars May's Humour Fails To Disapoint, 24 Mar. 2011
James May's elequent style of writing shines through in this book.

Although it is advised you never undertake any of the tasks outlined in the book, it is undoubtedly a very amusing read.

Topics range from:

How to build an escape tunnel from that unholiest of places, Bultins
How to avoid pointless and expensive litigation by fighting a duel
How to deliver twins without making a fool of yourself, or worse, killing anyone
How to drive a Peppercorn Class A1 4-6-2 Pacific Locamotive 'Tornado'
How to invade the Isle of White
How to eat your sadly departed best mate in times of peril
How to defuse an unexploded present from the 'Jerries', i.e. a World War Two bomb
How to woo a woman by playing the First Movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor... Opus 27... No. 2... Quasi Una Fantasia... 'The Moonlight'... With no previous experience.
And finally, as the title suggests, how to land an airbus A330

In the course of reading this book, you may get slighlty confused, particularly when he outlines the flight controls for the Airbus, but, by giving James your undivided attention, you will come away from this book feeling happy at the new, so called, "man skills" you have aqquired.


Clarkson on Cars
Clarkson on Cars
by Jeremy Clarkson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What He Does Best, 24 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Clarkson on Cars (Paperback)
Well, when you pick up a Clarkson book, you know what to expect: quick wit, outspoken opinion and an altogether good read.

As well as being something of a TV personality, Clarkson made his name by thinking about a new way of writing about cars, rather than just the usual complaints or praises about a new car's handling and speed.

In this book, you get to see why he has made a name for himself in some of his funniest and most well written articles.

With some, you can tell that he was pushed for ideas, but in the vast majority of articles he makes you chuckle, ending with a strong and meaningful conclusion and quite often starting off with a completely different topic.

All things considered, this book is a condensed view of Clarkson's opinion on all different cars, ranging from Aston Martins to Ferraris, as well as his opinion on everything else.

If you're a car fan, you should enjoy this book.


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