Mosquito by C. Martin Sharp and Michael J.F. Bowyer is quite possibly THE book to own about the de Havilland Mosquito. At 540 pages, the book is a huge tome, covering almost every aspect of the Mosquito, from its initial conception to its final retirement. The book provides abundant details about the Mosquito, its design and construction, service life in its various guises, production, through to specific sorties and areas of combat where the Mosquito played a significant or decisive role. Large numbers of appendices provide technical details on the aircraft's performance, specific production details (including subcontractors), the squadrons that the Mosquito served with, a detailed listing of the various marks along with other useful information. The only failing of the book as far as I am concerned is a lack of information regarding surviving examples of the Mosquito.