N. Sheppard

"Neil Sheppard"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (119 of 129)
Location: London, Great Britain
In My Own Words:
Donald Campbell's final Water Speed Record Attempt of 1967 continues to fascinate to this day and Neil Sheppard documents the brave and ultimately tragic venture with this beautiful hard-bound book. The story is illuminated with stunning photography, from many previously unseen collections and interspersed with compelling quotes from Campbell and eye witnesses to events as they happened. Executed … Read more

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Neil Sheppard M.Sc (Fin) is a Investment Product specialist living in London.
Neil is an acknowledged expert on Donald Campbell and has acted as historical consultant to The Bluebird Project and The Ruskin Museum.
He has contributed to a number of TV… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 17,942 - Total Helpful Votes: 119 of 129
The World Water Speed Record: The Fast and The For&hellip by Roy Calley
I really wanted this book to worthy of five stars. The subject has fascinated me for 40 odd years, and is written about only infrequently, save for Donald Campbell. This would have been a great opportunity to produce a new well researched book, with new material and rich in new images.

Instead we get a re-work of what has gone before, only not quite as good, and with a poor set of black and white images in the middle of the book. I'm afraid this type of format looks a little tired now. Perhaps the author was let down by the publisher in the design and ambition of the book.

I bought it because i'm very interested in the subject, but this book is a disappointment I'm… Read more
The Unobtainable: A Story of Blue by David Maurice De Lara
The Unobtainable: A Story of Blue by David Maurice De Lara
This is an excellent book, and the first published on its subject, Sir Malcolm Campbell since the late 1970's.

David has amassed a wonderful collection of monochrome images cover many aspects of Malcolm Campbell's life, not just his record breaking activities with his Blue Bird cars and boats. I cannot imagine a more detailed and comprehensive book covering Campbell's long and successful career. There are wonderful original and very amusing cartoons by Banx to add lightness to the overall story. Beginning with Malcolm's very earliest years and school days onto his First World War exploits as a Royal Flying Corp ferry pilot. The result is you are taken back into a bygone age when… Read more
Philips HF3480 Wake-up Light by Philips
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This product does what it says it will, initially. Then after about 18 months, the bulb blows and you find you cannot replace it. Absolutely ridiculous. How can a company like Phillips market such a product, at that price to find that after 18 months the product might as well be thrown in the bin? I will be contact Phillips to get the item replaced, and would urge others that have suffered a similar fate do likewise.