C. J. Dawber

This is a recent picture of me, author of "Running For Home", taken in my back garden in Durham.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (56 of 56)
Location: Co.Durham
Birthday: 15 July
In My Own Words:
School of hard knocks. Life and its experiences are what makes you who you are. Don't regret them, use your experiences to enhance your personality and to have empathy with others.

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First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
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4.0 out of 5 stars Real man real pilot, 17 Oct 2012
First Light by Geoffrey Wellum.
This book will not appeal to everyone but if you have any interest whatsoever in the Second World War and what many brave young men did and the sacrifices that they made, then you must read this.
What is immediately evident is just how young some of these men were, indeed virtually boys. I look at my son at the age of 21 and it really brings home just how young many of them were.
This particular book is about a Spitfire pilot called Geoffrey Wellum who joined the RAF right from school. He knew what he wanted to do right from the start. He wanted to fly Spitfire's, the RAF's best fighter plane of the era.
Geoffrey Wellum takes you from the… Read more
Plan Now, Retire Happy: How to Secure Your Future,&hellip by Alvin Hall
If you are in a position to plan for the future with regard to your pension provision, then this book is among the classic ones to read. It reassures you if you have left it a bit late since it will take you step by step as to what you can do to improve your future. If you want to make an early start and you are still reasonably youthful, then this book will be much easier to follow and implement.

There are many tips and ideas within this book and if carefully read, much of it can be implemented realistically. One of the best tips is not to rely upon your house to provide the neccessary equity to give you an income in retirement. The well known financial guru Alvin Hall will take… Read more
Sportex AC50692 Gear Gaiter - White by Sportex
3.0 out of 5 stars Gear Gaiter, 21 Jun 2012
If you are going to give your car interior a facelift, then without going to extreme expense, the Sportex range of car accessories is a good place to start. As far as the gear gaiter goes though, don't expect too much from the fit. In the end all I did was to slip it over the old one using its elasticated bottom.

It still looks good and though not a "professional" fit, it nontheless looks good and has stayed in place on my Street Ka.
Combined with matching seat covers and steering glove, it does make the car look a bit more special.

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