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Gavin Mortimer is a journalist and writer. He lives in London.

Værker af Gavin Mortimer

The Great Swim (2008) 65 eksemplarer
World war II in secret (2015) 18 eksemplarer
Fields of Glory (2001) 7 eksemplarer
Ultimate Guide to Cricket (2006) 7 eksemplarer
The Ultimate Guide to Rugby (2007) 4 eksemplarer
The Ultimate Guide to Hurling (2009) 3 eksemplarer

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Mortimer, Gavin
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male
Nationalitet
UK
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London, England, UK
Bopæl
Montpellier, France

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This was actually pretty good - I just put it down because I had other things to read with deadlines, and I never got back to it. Hope to finish it sometime.
 
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mportley | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 10, 2023 |
In October of 1910, only four years before the outbreak of World War I, nobody knew whether planes, dirigibles, or balloons would prevail. Within a period of seventeen days, this question was on prime display, as the dirigible America tried to cross the Atlantic; huge crowds gathered at horse-racing tracks to watch airplanes race around overhead; and ballooning teams from around the world took off from St. Louis in pursuit of the Bennett International Balloon Cup, given to the balloon that traveled the farthest. The dramatic denouement would stun the country and lay the foundation for the air force. In Chasing Icarus, Gavin Mortimer has plumbed original and primary sources to paint a vivid picture of the launching point of flight, and an indelible portrait of the late-Edwardian world about to explode into war.… (mere)
 
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MasseyLibrary | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 7, 2018 |
A great starting point if you're not sure what a googly is, or why jazz-hats are the best kind of cricketers. Neither for those who care not, nor those that think 'tis droll.
 
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Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |

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