Sunday, 9 August 2020
I did it because I was drunk
I was drunk when I said to Unbound that I would attempt to get the Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes to full 100% funding by 30 August 2020. I chose this date as it marks both the anniversary of the first flight of the Vulcan bomber (1952) and my birthday (YEAR WITHELD). As we are at currently at 81% this seems insanely ambitious, but the clock is ticking and there's no point in hanging around. With some degree of emotional blackmail I would urge you to order a copy of this superb coffee table book for yourself, your uncle, your aunt and your doula.
You know those books you see at petrol stations that were mass produced with no love or care? This will be the opposite. Around 25 years of research, work and un-therapised obsession has gone into this book. Here are incredible pilot interviews, bizarre Top (and bottom) 10s, fascinating history and opinion pieces and a generous lash of dark humour. The book will have a generous serving of new material unseen by human (other than mine, the proof reader and the designer of course).
I have made the book I want to read about a subject I have been thinking about for 38 years. You can make this happen.