Cecil Lewis





Cecil Lewis


Born
in The United Kingdom
March 29, 1898

Died
January 27, 1997


Cecil Arthur Lewis MC was a British fighter pilot who flew in World War I. He went on to co-found the BBC and enjoy a long career as a writer, notably of the aviation classic Sagittarius Rising (inspiration for the movie Aces High).

Average rating: 4.16 · 262 ratings · 29 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Sagittarius Rising

4.16 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 1936 — 16 editions
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Never Look Back; An Attempt...

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The Gospel According To Judas

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Farewell To Wings

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Sagittarius Surviving

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All My Yesterdays: An Autob...

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Gemini to Joburg

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1985 — 2 editions
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Wish to Be: A Voyage of Sel...

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So Long Ago So Far Away: A ...

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The Dark Sands of Shambala

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More books by Cecil Lewis…
“The most self confident aces began to wonder when their turn would come.. Faced by the empty chairs of men you had laughed and joked with at lunch. And, miraculously, you were still there. Until tomorrow..”
Cecil Lewis
tags: war

“the rational solution, as yet unsupported by the emotional drive which would make it a common faith, a cardinal necessity not to be denied, drifts in the doldrums, while the hysterical crew wring their hands and pray for a fair wind, instead of manning the boats and rowing the ship out to the Trades.”
Cecil Lewis, Sagittarius Rising

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