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Brilliant - except for the paintings
on 2 January 2011
A great idea for a book (for Spitfire and R J Mitchell fans) - chapters on each of the amazing aircraft that our hero designed, some original drawings and aircraft diagrams, lots of great photos and interesting information.
Really, really good - so why the 3*s?
Well, its the "colour" section. When I first picked up the book, I thought perhaps these were some RJM originals - which would have been REALLY interesting... But no, they are some really rather amateur paintings of some of the aircraft in the book by the Author. It this some vanity publishing exercise? I suppose I could take a sharp razor and cut them out...
Otherwise this would have scored 6*s and taken pride of place on my aviation bookshelf - along with Eric Brown's "Wings on my Sleeve", James Hamilton-Paterson's recent (and superb) "Empire of the Clouds", and Gordon Mitchell's "Schooldays to Spitfire".