Acquisitions

Brett Holman. The Next War in the Air: Britain's Fear of the Bomber, 1908-1941. London and New York: Routledge, 2017. Yes, I'm one of those authors, the kind who buys the paperback edition of their own book, just to see what it looks like! At least I'll get some of that back in royalties...

Mike Milln. Wing Tips: The Story of the Royal Aero Club of South Australia. Book I: 1919-1941. Kent Town: Avonmore Books, 2011. This has lots of useful information about the founding of the RACSA and its activities in the interwar period, including the 1936 aerial pageant at Parafield -- which I'd discussed in a conference presentation a few days before I found this book, when it would have come in handy!

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4 thoughts on “Acquisitions

  1. Post author

    No! Ashgate gave me all the free copies stipulated in my contract with them, but that was only for the 1st edition. (I don't even have an ebook edition.) Routledge is honouring the original contract so that means no more free copies, but at least that also means I get a slightly higher author's discount than their standard rate.

    Your books have gone into paperback, haven't they? Did you get freebies?

  2. Alan Allport

    I did (paperback of Browned Off and Bloody-Minded comes out next month, thanks for asking! Available in all good book shops, and no doubt some terrible ones too).

    I just read The Next War in the Air for the first time, btw - and I'm going to be honest and say it was more of a quick skim to find what I wanted rather than a close read. But what I skimmed, I liked.

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