Celebrating great books and their covers.
These are the classic paperbacks many of us grew up with.
I used to scour second hand book shops for them. I’d often end up with two or three versions of the same book.
Kicking off seven days of classic books – all with a WW2 flavour – here is The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill.
It was originally published in 1951 and was the first of dozens, if not hundreds, of books about the raid on the Ruhr dams.
Brickhill had been a fighter pilot, who had been shot down and imprisoned in Stalag Luft III. His first book, The Great Escape, was about events at that camp.