Robert Graves. Goodbye to All That. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1960 [1929]. Another of the classic war books, that I should already have read.

David Powell. The Edwardian Crisis: Britain, 1901-1914. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 1996. New books about Edwardian Britain are pretty thin on the ground (over here, anyway) so I got excited when I saw this and snapped it up. Of course, it's not new, it's 10 years old, and in fact I think I've actually already borrowed it from the uni library for some essay or other. Oh well, still a nice little book to own, rather expensive though.

Jim Winchester. The World's Worst Aircraft: From Pioneering Failures to Multimillion Dollar Disasters. London: Amber Books, 2005. I nearly didn't buy this, as it's not exactly a scholarly reference text. But I couldn't resist when I read the entry that 'the Flying Flea threatened to bring aviation to the man in the street, possibly by falling on him'! Other aircraft falling into (or onto) my area of interest include the Blackburn A.D. Scout, Bristol Braemar (with steam-powered Tramp variant), Sopwith LRTTr, and our man P-B's Nighthawk, as well as more familiar failures like the Battles, Stirlings, Defiants and Manchesters. Amusingly sarcastic.

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