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GOLD BARS & JAGUARS

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  • Great read, another great book by Philip.Plenty of twist and turns, well worth the read! Thanks Phil……SHOT IN THE ASS!… Recognise plenty in the book from when we were younger. All the best Steve Carr, Wellington.
  • By A.Howon 4 April 2016 Format: Paperback Verified Purchase,A fast paced, well thought out story. A clever combination of fiction and real life with many twists and surprises. Well recommended!
  • By bugsykezon 31 May 2016, Format: Paperback, Fantastic book! It’s really fast paced and easy to read. I couldn’t put it down, wanted to know what’s gonna happen next to the characters. I really recommend buying this book 5 stars
  • The characters in this are amazing! Its a must read because it really keeps you on your toes with such an interesting and clever plot! Would recommend it to anyone! Amazon Customer
  • Read all books by this author. Each one a good read. Loved the twists & turns in the story, kept u turning each page. Really looking forward to more of his work. K Mortimer
  • Absolutely loved this book a real page Turner I couldn’t put it down! Twists and turns to keep it exciting keeping you wanting to read on and on! Amazon Customer
  • really thrilling plot, highly recommend Amazon Customer
  • This was an exciting read I really enjoyed every page once I started it I had to finish it, Julie Land
  • I’m not a full time reader but to be honest I read the book in 2 days was a good read with twist and turns in it have told few of my friends I enjoyed it, Ian Ashworth
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  • Gold bars and jaguars from start to finish I couldn’t put this book down …it’s the best book iv read in a long time …recommended this book too many of my friends …in fact I’m going to read it a second time as it’s that good , Dobson Michael
  • The book is a very engrossing read once you start reading you get drawn in and can’t put it down because you want to know how it’s all gonna end. One of the best british gangers story’s I’ve read.. well recommended. I can’t wait for the movie…. Robert Merritt
  • This book is amazing I’m not known in my family as a reader but just couldn’t put this down twists and turns throughout and attention to detail is phenomenal the book is currently doing the rounds of my friends and family all are enjoying the read looking forward to the next title from this fantastic author, Wayne Wills
  • Cracking book from start to finish. Great storyline, caused me late nights as I couldn’t put it down! Tom George
  • Absolutely loved the book, couldn’t put it down, twist upon twist and a great ending, can’t wait for the film !! Top notch read…Andy Gardner
  • Read Gold Bars & Jaguars and it captured me till the end. I read books a lot, and I do enjoy the books Philip L Moore writes, have read most of them now and looking forward to the next one. Thanks Philip keep them coming! ….Penny Yiasouma.
  • Absolutely brilliant book. Once I started it I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended. Don’t be afraid to buy. It’s riveting. You won’t regret it Ryan Banks

UTTERLY RIDICULOUS

“This book made me laugh from the beginning to the last page. The first chapter had me in fits of laughter with the man/woman pilot. Couldn’t put it down, read it in two days, I had to know what happened next to Dave and Biggles. This book would be great as a film. Please do follow it up.”

Review by S Balloo

“Thanks for a great read, it’s almost Tom Sharp. I can see so much that happens at our own Airfield, Netherthorpe. A cracking good read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Let me know when you finish the next…”

John Kelsall

“Hi Phil, or should I say Dave! The Book! Wicked, I can’t believe you have been busy writing a book….am half way through it already and it’s really funny, and of course I was there to witness a lot of it first hand, so know exactly what you are talking about.”

Bekah Symonds (ex Compton Abbas)

“This book is so funny I needed oxygen at sea level.”

Michael Whitley

“I love this book it was so funny, i could not put it down. This book will be loved by all who read it. I highly recommend a great, funny read.
Phil can’t wait to read more of your books.”

Julie (Portslade, Brighton)

“Picture our hero Dave and his trusty dog Biggles moving into their new home – a dilapidated caravan on the airfield at Spread Eagles. A self-employed cleaner of aircraft, Dave travels around the local airfields plying his trade, with the next outrageous incident only just around the corner. On the people front, there’s his ex-wife Suzy, as well as the aptly named ‘Wheels-up Willy’ and Megan, a former Concorde-flying transvestite – Dave meets them all.

On the flying display side there is the Magnificent Four display team consisting of three Yak-50s and a Yak-52, along with their arch-rivals, the Russian Stars and the fourteen-ship Red Aeros team – all trying to cut each other’s throats.

While the people, locations and incidents may be fictional; many of the airfields are not. Much of the book appears to be based on real events – especially the two brothers flying a jet when the ejector seat falls out – this time with hilarious consequences.

See how many people, places and incidents you recognise when you read this self published, completely over-the-top humorous tale.”

Pilot Magazine

“If I learned nothing else from this book, I now know of a new profession: aircraft cleaner. For that is the trade of Dave, the hero of Utterly Ridiculous. With little but a van and his torpid terrier Biggles, Dave roves the airstrips of southern England, titivating light aircraft.

The book is a series of loosely connected stories, each describing a procession of more or less farcical events. And if the author Philip L Moore doesn’t quite do for aircraft cleaning what James Herriott did for country vets, he has a spirited go.

Abetted by his feckless nephew Doug, Dave attempts to earn an honest living while tangling with Russian stunt fliers, dodgy proprietors, his ex-wife, transsexual pilots and, occasionally, the law. One episode is even set in prison, where Dave languishes for contempt of court.

The stories abound with mishap. In the spirit of Benny Hill, several involve clothes being torn comically off. Being set on airfields, the book offers plentiful airborne high-kinks, crash landings and aerobatic thrills. This edition is a toned-down version to make it suitable for younger readers. Even so, there is no shortage of improbably willing young ladies eager to expose their assets or seduce Dave.

From the above, you may detect a whiff of male wish-fulfilment about several of the stories. Such is the unpretentious manner of their telling though, I can’t imagine many readers taking offence, even at the franker and more adult passages. A few tales involve sudden death or injury. But these are told with such matter-of-factness that they are robbed of any horror.

The best passages are the shots of simple visual humour – like when Dave wakes up, stretches, and puts his arms straight though the roof of the caravan in which he lives. Or there is the imaginative scene where Biggles tangles with a feline bully. This almost makes up for the re-telling of the old, old joke about the kiddy who thinks her mother is dying because she’s overheard her cry Christ, I’m coming.

With a title like Utterly Ridiculous, the book is disarmingly honest about its style, tone and intention. If he perhaps overdoes the exclamation marks, Moore nevertheless relates Dave’s escapades with a spirit of enthusiasm, energetic and likeable, with a healthy disrespect for authority and a streak of down-to-earth decency.

This often lands his hero in trouble, but you sense he has right on his side. With its cast of larger-than-life characters, its litany of scrapes, scraps and screwing, Utterly Ridiculous is an endearingly throwaway read, and testament to peculiarly British have-a-go gusto.”

Paul Harrop, thebookbag.co.uk

“Extremely funny book, I keep this in my office at work (in the loo for all to read!) When I first picked it up and read it I had to phone the wife to let her know I would be late home!”

Simon Hull (France)

“Philip, Utterly Ridiculous, “Utterley Amazing” couldn’t stop laughing; this book is beyond stupidity I had tears running down my face with laughter.”

Peter French

THERAPY (A BOOK OF POEMS)

This is a book of poetry, some of it is quite dark, hope you enjoy it.

Here’s a teaser;

I was there when you cut your knee,
Put on a plaster yes that was me,
Watching and loving being there for you,
Giving you a hug when you were blue,
Being there when you were sad,
For that’s our job I am your mum and dad!

Watch this space and follow the front cover links below to see Philip L Moore’s books.

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