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read Sagittarius Rising kindle µ Audio Cassette õ cecil lewis Ö ❮BOOKS❯ ✺ Sagittarius Rising ✰ Author Cecil Lewis – Dcmdirect.co.uk 'This is a book everyone should read It is the autobiography of an ace and no common ace either The boy had all the noble tastes and ualitieE Bernard ShawSent to France with the Royal Flying Corps at just seventeen and later a member of the famous 56 Suadron Cecil Lewis was an illustrious and passionate fighter pilot of the First World War described by Bernard Shaw in 1935 as 'a thinker a master of words and a bit of a poet I like Cecil Lewis's writing style; when he has something exciting to write about it's very engaging However he does tend to ramble off in pages of purple prose so that after a while you think 'hang on why am I reading this?' and skip aheadMore significantly apart from one photo of the author there are no photographs only some rather ugly drawings that look like woodblock prints The book would be greatly improved by having relevant photographs as most similar books do Why not? Hence it loses a star

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'This is a book everyone should read It is the autobiography of an ace and no common ace either The boy had all the noble tastes and ualities love of beauty soaring imagination a brilliant endowment of good looks this prince of pilots had a charmed life in every sense of the word' Georg  If you are attracted by those magnificent men in their flying machines then you should like this Cecil Lewis at the tender age of 18 was over the Somme dodging Archie anti aircraft fire and German fighter planes He obviously lived to tell the tale this at a time when the life expectancy of a pilot in the fledgling RAF was a mere three weeks Mr Lewis lost many of his comrades but he tells his story well even poetically at times His story ends in the early twenties just after his time in China where he taught a few young Chinese to fly soaring sometimes over the Great Wall of China There is even time for him to reflect upon his mortality and the meaning of life I would like to have met him Good stuff

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Sagittarius Rising' In this vivid and spirited account the author evocatively sets his love of the skies and flying against his bitter experience of the horrors of war as we follow his progress from France and the battlefields of the Somme to his pioneering defence of London against deadly night time rai I read a number of good reviews but saw one that said the author lacked some clarity with certain events as he wrote the book too long after his experiencesUndeterred I still purchased the book and have to say the point above is a valid one The book is still worth reading especially if you also watch the bbccouk short clip recording of his post Great War interview search under his name in iPlayer The Great War Interviews and you will see his recorded recollection are eually focussed in the book and well worth comparing with each other Viewing the description of how he lost an Observer when a shell hit him and watching him get upset then reading the same passage in the book brings an extra poignancy to the reading as you feel his sadness in the passageOther events recorded in the book feel less focussed comments like log book records a flight with observer XXXX I cannot even remember what he looked like it is just a name Not an exact uote but you will spot the passage upon reading do not helpEven so still worth reading just do not expect too much Currently reading Open Cockpit by Arthur Gould Lee which is better written and focused so consider this book as well