Tam O' the Scoots
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Tam O' the Scoots

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The entertaining World War I exploits of a cockney aviator -- supposedly Charles Lindbergh's childhood inspiration to fly.
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Published (first published 1918)
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Neil
My copy is the first British edition which was called "Tam of the scouts" although the book was later reissued as "Tam of the scoots" and finally simply as "Tam."
It's worth pointing out the title does not refer to the boy scouts, but to fighter aircraft that in WW1 were known as scouts.
The book consists of 10 short stories about Tam a brilliant Scottish pilot, a thriller novel fan, socialist and cigar addict. Tam's dialogue is written phonetically and he is great fun and saves the rather silly...more
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