“Flights of Fantasy” has been a long time in the making and can best be described as an illustrated memoir of a life during and between, the two World Wars, scheduled to land in the shops in early December.

It’s a book everyone will enjoy – especially Liverpudlians. City life at the end of the Great War, the interwar peace, the events that led inexorably to the Second World War. Readers can emphasise with the experiences of the AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) as they heroically, fought the fires created during the Luftwaffe Blitz over Merseyside in 1940-41.

But it’s also a book that will appeal directly to aviation enthusiasts and those with an interest in the history of the first half of the 20th Century. And for art lovers, there’s the raison d’être behind the book, the superb pictures. Two early readers said:

“I got to follow George on his journey and be right in the action as battles raged during both wars. The ‘scenes’ are epic and death defying! I fell in love with the charismatic character of Iggy and hoped he’d survive to the end of the book, but you’ll need to read it to find out.”… Suzanne Lau.

“I was honoured when George asked me to proof read his new book, it’s a task which requires objectivity, but I was so enthralled with it that I read from front to back. Then I read it again. It’s a fascinating book providing a very readable insight into Liverpool life, during peace and war. Not to mention the eclectic artwork that changes with the developments in aviation. Enjoy it and then leave it on your coffee table for your visitors to delight in”… Colin McMorris.

Meanwhile pre-orders can be made through the following links, and if you could share details of the book with friends, it would be greatly appreciated.

Book Depository: (get 10% off)
World of Creative Dreams

More information about the how, who, when and why in the following posts:


Okay I’m jesting, but it’s not every day one publishes a book ! I posted this earlier, but it was hidden, so thought I’d bring this little trailer to the big screen. Don’t forget your popcorn – and enjoy!


Exactly one hundred years ago, Liverpool had experienced the first months of the Blitz. Air raids intensified as did the destruction – and the death count was growing. Auxiliary Fire Service firemen around the country did the best they could with their relatively unsophisticated equipment like the Auxiliary Towing Vehicles, acquired following the outbreak of …