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Full of passion, youth and poetic love for the sky,
This review is from: Sagittarius Rising (Paperback)
This is possibly the best aircraft related war memoir I have ever read. Cecil Lewis is a wordsmith in his own right, he lived to be 98 and became a successful BBC broadcaster. He wrote this book later on in life, but not from an adult perspective only just how he fell at the time as a 17 year old youth joining the Royal Flying Corps. It's full of love for flying, full of passion and knowledge of the machines, full of feelings that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster and make you laugh and cry as you read through this magnificent masterpiece of a memoir.
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Initial post: 9 Nov 2011 19:03:44 GMT
D. Cooknell says:
Cecil Lewis was in fact one of the founders of the British Broadcasting Company, which preceded the British Broadcasting Corporation which we know today. He was a programme presenter, known as Uncle Caractacus!
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2014 17:31:08 BDT
J. E. Hamilton-Biird says:
Thanks D Cooknell for your review based on it I have bought this book and enjoyed reading the first chapter will continue .
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