No Caviar for a Kingfisher
by Maurice Askew

(Selwyn Bridge Press, 2005)

front of book (not actual size)

back of book (not actual size)

Maurice, who lives in New Zealand, was a Flight Engineer on No.207 Squadron RAF, 11/43-2/44, and was taken PoW when the Jarvis crew was lost on Leipzig, 20 Feb 44, Lancaster EE126, EM-A.

He says his book is “A scrapbook of life in the Midlands town of Redditch during the years from the twenties, through the Depression years to the early sixties. In the RAF from 1941 as a Flight Mech, transferring to Flight Engineer in 1943: ops on 207 Sqn; and as a PoW from February 1944 until the end of the war; after the war, at Birmingham College of Art, followed by seven years working at Granada Television, Manchester from its opening days.”

The book is liberally interspersed with drawings and photographs of life in prison camps and from Granada's early programming years.

Price £8. This includes post and packing sent from 32a Colombo Street, Christchurch 8002, New Zealand.

Please make cheques payable to ‘MV and DL Askew’.