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A great read - difficult to put down,
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This review is from: It Came From Outer Space Wearing an RAF Blazer!: A Fan's Biography of Sir Patrick Moore (Kindle Edition)
Martin Mobberley's book lifts the lid on the enigma that was (and still is) Sir Patrick Moore.
Like all of the author's other books this is well researched, well written and often contains the dry humour that the author is known for.
Perhaps no one else can could have written such a book as Martin was very close to the centre of things - certainly in the latter years. A comment in another review that this book might be cashing in on the passing of the great man (in every sense of the term) is unfounded. It is a warts and all story - what a good biography should be about.
It is laid out well. I found it a very easy book to dip into and difficult to put down once I was in there. Events are laid out chronologically and the chapters are laid out in small easy bite sections that can be read in short bursts.
For many amateur astronomers like the author (and this reviewer) Patrick was the embodiment of amateur astronomy that drove hundreds, perhaps thousands of people to take up the hobby.
Patrick was a uniquely British phenomenon but that should not deter overseas readers (the English speaking parts of the world anyway) from learning about a tireless promoter for amateur astronomy and learn something about the man that he was.