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Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed
Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed
by Pat Hahn
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Opportunity lost, 22 Mar. 2017
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A beautiful book with gorgeous photo's of rare, and also competition machines.
I have bought quality bike books for over 50 years and sometimes been disappointed, for various reasons, mostly photo quality.
But not here.. this is simply lovely.
With one proviso..
There are no pictures, or an article on either the pre-war M30 racing 500 Norton, or the succeeding M30 Manx Norton of the post war period.
A strange aspect really, as in period, they were the most successful race bikes ever. And there are lots of restored models around.
A shame that.. it rather lowered my view of an otherwise lovely book. I wanted to award 4.75 stars but couldn't.. 5 was too many, 4 not enough.
4.75 then
WF


Focke Wulf FW190 Manual (Owners' Workshop Manual)
Focke Wulf FW190 Manual (Owners' Workshop Manual)
by Graeme Douglas
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.62

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A flying success., 24 Sept. 2016
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Excellent.. everything I had hoped for. The first truly good, broad book on this aircraft I have ever found.. I am delighted with it.
Except..
I do not know whether it is as a result of modern photography or printing techniques.. but too many of the photo's are or have aspects that are too dense to black. Shame really, but it seems to be so often in modern books and it IS very disappointing.
Otherwise.. Fab'.
WF


The Book of Ducati Overhead Camshaft Singles
The Book of Ducati Overhead Camshaft Singles
by Ian Falloon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £42.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful. Thro' connections, 2 Jun. 2016
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Beautiful.
Thro' connections, I have known this book was coming for some time.
Well worth the wait.. recommended.
WF


BMW R90S (Motorcycle Collector)
BMW R90S (Motorcycle Collector)
by Ian Falloon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £24.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars TELL THE TRUTH.. SHAME THE DEVIL., 2 Jun. 2016
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Very disappointed.
The sale offer said clearly "HARDCOVER" and.. hardcover it clearly was not.!
More of a floppy plastic thingy.?
I had and mislaid a copy of the original book years ago.. this was so not the same.
Cheated then.. NOT best pleased.
WF


The English Country House (Country Life Magazine)
The English Country House (Country Life Magazine)
by Mary Miers
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £32.50

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor interiors detail, 23 April 2016
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Tragic.
An opportunity missed. Had I seen it in a bookshop, I would have looked, but put it back without buying.
Poor interiors detail. Hardly any shots of things that matter today, layout, proportions, kitchens.. DETAIL.!
Ah well.. another time. Perhaps.
WF


Motocourse 2015: The World's Leading Grand Prix & Superbike Annual
Motocourse 2015: The World's Leading Grand Prix & Superbike Annual
by Michael Scott
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.57

5.0 out of 5 stars What a joy. I have bought them from the first issue, 2 Feb. 2016
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What a joy.
I have bought them from the first issue.. still magnificent.


Hans-Joachim Marseille: An Illustrated Tribute to the Luftwaffe's "Star of Africa"
Hans-Joachim Marseille: An Illustrated Tribute to the Luftwaffe's "Star of Africa"
by Robert Tate
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £41.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing. I bought this on the back of the ..., 2 Feb. 2016
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Disappointing.
I bought this on the back of the publicity and soon realised it was NOT the quality of the earlier book on the subject.


The Country House Ideal: Recent Work by ADAM Architecture
The Country House Ideal: Recent Work by ADAM Architecture
by Jeremy Musson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £26.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How it should be done., 2 Feb. 2016
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Superb..
Everything I hoped for. I have picked out my preferred design and..
WF


German Fighter Ace Hans-Joachim Marseille: "Star of Africa" (Schiffer Military History)
German Fighter Ace Hans-Joachim Marseille: "Star of Africa" (Schiffer Military History)
by Franz Kurowski
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £21.82

5.0 out of 5 stars To find a book of this quality was a joy. Wonderful purchase for a WW2 history buff, 22 Nov. 2015
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Superb..
I have known of this ace since childhood in the 1950's. To find a book of this quality was a joy.
Wonderful purchase for a WW2 history buff, such as me.
WF


The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific, 1945
The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific, 1945
by Will Iredale
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the endings for too many are desperately sad. A very good read, 22 Nov. 2015
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I had no idea.
In places a very raw story as we get to know the aircrew thro' training to their eventual squadrons.. the endings for too many are desperately sad.
A very good read.
WF


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