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Shute writes very smoothly, and the book has the feel of a long conversation.
This is a fascinating autobiography of the early life of one of Britain's premier aeronautical engineers (and adventure novelists!).
Both are among his best and both show the demands of building your own business from scratch.
This is a very interesting autobiography of Neville Shute. It's particularly interesting after reading so many of his novels, enjoying his stories, the characters in his books,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Henry L. Solomon
A well spun yarn but I used it as an historical reference for an article on Airships and safety..
Good either way.
The book was scheduled to arrive the latter part of June. It was shipped from Lincoln, England and actually arrived 31 MAY. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leonard W. Riley III
I have read all of Neville Shute's fiction books several times. He is one three of my favorite authors. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MzLiz
I paid for hardback, but got paperback. The quality of this copy is ok for a 60 yr old paperback, but not satisfactory.Published 3 months ago by Thomas B. Miller
I am still reading this book, but I pick it up every night to see what happens next. The story begins nearly 100 years ago. A different time, a different way of being in the world. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David Smith
This book covers some of the early events in aviation in England after WW1.
Including the history of the R100 and R101. And why it was such a boondoggle. Read more
A well presented record of significant aeronautical events 1932 to 1939 - from the last big airships to the preparations for World War 2.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a one of a kind. It is an not only an account of Nevil Shute's career, but is an insight into the social and work-place conditions of the time. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ron Johnstone