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Alice-But Not Through the Looking Glass: Memories of a Spitfire Pilot - Geoffrey Lewis "Alice - But Not through the Looking Glass" is a very slim book, approx. 64pp.

The author speaks a lot of Clowne, the town in England where he has lived for most of his life, and sheds some light on his flying training in Canada and later flying the Spitfire in the UK and Europe during 1944 and 1945. Mr. Lewis, now in his 80s, waxes rhapsodically about his hometown, so much so that I found parts of what he had to say about it a bit excessive. I think a cultural anthropologist will enjoy those parts much more than I did. On the whole, the book was nice, but I was quick to send it back to the bookseller for a refund.