Beyond the Blue Horizon: On the Track of Imperial Airways Paperback – 30 Jul 1987
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"'Highly entertaining reading. Frater introduces some marvellous characters... and absurd incidents that had me laughing out loud. If, like me, you find air travel irresistibly exciting, you'll have great difficulty putting this down' TIME OUT 'Whether being mown down by stampeding Baghdad-bound passengers in Cairo airport, or battling with Indian Airline staff (and failing) to reconfirm six vital going-on flights from Delhi, or being lured unwittingly into a souvenir shop selling pornographic wood carvings in Lombok, or hitting tropical cyclones Ferdinand in a 748 en route from Sumba to Bali, Frater rises above it all with humour, style and a wonderfully sharp eye' Evening Standard" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
‘Highly entertaining reading. Frater introduces some marvellous characters . . . and absurd incidents that had me laughing out loud. If, like me, you find air travel irresistibly exciting, you’ll have great difficulty putting this down’ TIME OUT --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Wonderful wonderful wonderful. I've read too often and I'm afraid I shall read it again.Published 5 months ago by Peter Dainton
Entertaining and well written, shame there was no photographs though.Published 12 months ago by Bob Bell
A beautifully written account of an epic journey across the globe. The characters are cleverly brought to life by his broad vocabulary and witty penmanship. Read morePublished 18 months ago by matt
Very interesting book opening up aviation to AustraliaPublished 19 months ago by Christopher J Tillson
I must admit that I was expecting a much larger part of the book to be devoted to the actual history of Imperial Airways and not the sprinkling here and there of notes, in any case... Read morePublished on 23 Jan. 2014 by Valentini Vincenzo
I have enjoyed every one of his books.Just a joy to read.Ive read dozens of travel writers and he has to be just the very bestPublished on 3 Oct. 2013 by terriblegolfer
Well written and full of extra interest, particularly to anyone interested in aviation. A journey in the 1980's trying to follow the old Imperial Airways route to Australia as far... Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2012 by Rod Hunt
A superb book by a master of words, evoking with an almost palpable sense of yearning and loss the ghosts of a time when aviation was a wonderful adventure to mysterious lands.Published on 21 Jan. 2012 by Geoff Hill