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November Catalogue #247

Posted On Nov 01, 2021 | Aviation,Espionage,Military Biography,Military General,Napoleonic,Naval,SIMMO,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

Welcome to our November list—#247. This is the penultimate offering for 2021 and as we slide towards Christmas, we look back on what has been a tumultuous year. Covid has knocked the world into a cocked hat so to speak. We’ve been quite fortunate here in WA with relatively little sign of the pandemic. Our steadfast Premier has been resolute in slamming the door shut and keeping it shut. Unfortunately, the many small businesses that have gone to the wall all around the country, will never get to re-open. But it is what it is, we adapt and move on. There are thousands of thus-affected businesses who have continued to trade on-line which has been a blessing of sorts. The lock-downs haven’t affected us much at all except for a period last year where visiting other book shops was a little hazardous. My preferred life of a hermit has served me well. Jo still gets out everyday in her consultancy role for GM Consulting and I do the cooking. Living in the heart of the CBD has been most useful. Perth has experienced the wettest winter for many years. Our local lake (Hyde Park) is brimming with the myriad of water birds having a lovely time. The annual cygnet production from the two resident swans continues unabated. They obviously have no idea about the human Covid thing, thankfully.

Whilst we concern ourselves with the spread of covid here in Australia, it appears the 25,000 people who have flocked to Glasgow for the climate gab-fest, have no concerns whatever. Our PM has been shirt-fronted by the ‘feelthy French’ over the con-job they pulled on us with their dud subs deal and made worse by Biden calling our pull-out ‘clumsy’. From Joe this is a bit rich. The only problem I see in all this was the fact that Turnbull signed us up to a deal for diesel subs in the first place! Our military procurement people need a good kick up the nether regions IMHO.

Anyway, rant over. We’ve got a lot of good books on offer in this list so get stuck in. I realise the appearance of the some titles is repeated in catalogues—in case you missed it first time around. And a consequence of concentrating on stock in one genre—‘military’.

As usual, this list is dedicated to all those gallant soldiers who haven’t made it home and those who have, but are not traveling well. 

Via con Dios  

Mick & Jo