The Unforgettable Love for Flying is Discussed in Memoir

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Author John H. Evans reveals the danger, excitement, and satisfaction of a career in aviation in “Only Angels Have Wings?”

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Author John H. Evans, in his eventful memoir Only Angels Have Wings?, shares his exciting and unforgettable flying adventures—and misadventures—that are entertaining, informative and heartwarming.

“Following an early skirmish with the desire to be an engine driver, aviation became my focus of endeavour, more precisely, to be a pilot,” Evans writes in his preface. Although nourished in the Welsh non-conformist tradition, his was always a buccaneering spirit allied to an adventurous mind.

This book is full of Evans’ adventures in flying and his associated entrepreneurial activities in Europe, the USA and the Caribbean. Within the pages, readers will discover that he inadvertently became involved with the Mafia, was approached to help in the escape of a ‘Great Train Robber’ and aroused the wrath of the Libyans, has flown over 10,000 hours and carried such notables as John Lennon and Yoko Ono and the Prime Minister of Grenada. This story also tells of his search for his childhood hero, a search that took him from Canada, through the USA, the UK and finally Germany.

“John’s infectious enthusiasm springs from every page of this book. I began by intending to have a preliminary cursory skim through the volume, but found that I just could not put it down. He has the skill to bring the situation to life in glorious literary Technicolor, and you cannot wait to turn the page to find out what happens next,” says Dr Michael Bagshaw, Head of Medical Services, British Airways.

This book was also featured at the New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. last November.

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About the Author
John H Evans has been a commercial airline pilot and airline executive for almost 40 years. He grew up as an asthmatic child in the confines of the mining valley of the Rhondda in Wales and was drawn to flying largely by his memories of a Second World War Bomber Pilot from his own village who went missing later in the war. His entrepreneurial spirit helped to start three UK regional airlines and two jet operations creating almost 2,000 UK jobs in the process.

Only Angels Have Wings? * by J.H. Evans
Publication Date: November 29, 2011
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 352pages; 978-1-4653-5966-7
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 352 pages; 978-1-4653-5967-4
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4653-5965-0

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