Amy Johnson: Queen of the Air

by Midge Gillies | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0753817705 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Shahrun of Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on 12/27/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by Shahrun from Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Sunday, December 27, 2009
Just registering this ready for reading.

Journal Entry 2 by Shahrun at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 06, 2010
I did really enjoy reading this book. I didn't expect to, as when I have previously read similar books I haven't found them very interesting or easy to read.

I didn't really know too much about Amy Johnson before reading this book. Just her name and that she was a famous aviator (must have read a kids book on her when I was a kid). But, I felt when reading this book that it was quite well researched. I felt transported back in time to whe flying was new and exciting again. I liked the format that her 1st solo flight was written in. I also really like the way it book gave other information to what other avaitors were doing at the time and other related history. I liked the photos inluded (I always want more though). I was annoyed the 'notes' were at the end of the book and not at the bottom of the page they refered to. Made it too annoying for me to keep flicking back and forwards, so I quickly gave that up. I liked the inclusion of a basic map of her flights.

I felt that the last few chapters were a little rushed and jumped about in time a bit too much and so made reading them a little confusing for me. Overall, a very enjoyable book (apart from the tragic ending, which the author could do nothing about). It definatly leaves me wanting to read more about the period. I plan to keep this book, perhaps lendng it out.

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