To my surprise, since 31 December 2016 I have placed 46 book reviews onto this site. As those who follow me will be aware, these cover a wide range of subjects and receive varying ratings out of a scale of 1-10, with 1 being very poor and 10 being excellent. (I have never given a 10 by the way, although it has at times been very tempting to do so).
On the basis of the gradings / ratings received, I thought that it would fun to list the Top Ten Titles of 2017. They appear below:
Famous Brand Names (Martin)
Fighters over the Fleet (N. Freidmann)
Above the Battle (Munro)
The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters: Linchpin of Victory 1935-1942 (Boyd)
The Malayan Emergency and Indonesian Confrontation (Jackson)
British Armoured Car Operations in WW I (Perrett)
Ashley Jackson: The Yorkshire Artist (Jackson)
British Warship Recognition Vol. 3. Cruisers (1)1865-1939 (Perkins)
Lady Lucy Houston:The Mother of the Spitfire (MacNair)
Severn Valley Railway (Vanns)
Note: Although the heading of this post refers to my Top Ten Titles for 2017, there were two additional titles which, while receiving high rating for one of their component parts, equally received poor ratings for another. They are included on the list on the strength of the ‘High’ component they contained and appear below. I will leave the reader to decide the reasons for their inclusion:
Rails Across Britain: Thirty Years of Change and Colour (Cable)
Storm Chaser (Olbinski)
Out of respect to both the titles and the authors, I will not be listing those titles which received the poorest ratings. Should you wish to know what these might be, you are, of course, quite welcome to trawl through the individual entries.
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