Thursday, August 13, 2020

No payola

I bought this book, the first paper book for a long time, after it was reduced to nearly half its first price when published in 2018. I thought it was a terrific effort by an eighteen year old, although I do have issues with the title when you look at tram systems in cities like Budapest, Vienna and Prague. I think the book deserves a plug.

It is not a heavy nuts, bolts and 600 volts DC book and its suitable for someone who is interested in Melbourne's trams and public transport, some light history and about the current operation of our trams. It is written with some humour, a little tongue in cheek at times and a good overview. The most remarkable thing about the book is that Aymeric Perfrement wrote it in his final secondary school year at the selective government school Melbourne High. Did it detract from his studies? I don't think so as he he is now studying aeronautical engineering at Monash University. If you are interested, you can find it on Amazon for about AU$21.

https://www.bbrvic.com/en/local-news/discover-a-young-french-australian-author/


With Melbourne Tram Museum volunteer Male Rowe at the book launch in 2018.



26 comments:

  1. Wow. Very impressive.

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  2. Huge congratulations to this young man. Writing as relaxation from his other studies - colour me awed.

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    1. EC, how did he fit it all in?

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  3. I really love Melbourne's tram system, Melbourne Boys' High School and bi-lingual teenagers. A real treasure.

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    1. Hels, I so agree with you about bi-lingual teenagers. They are our future.

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  4. What a wonderful achievement for one at the age of 18 years...terrific! A bright future lies ahead for the author, of that I am sure. :)

    Take good care, Andrew...I hope all is well with your loved ones.

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    1. Lee, I reckon so. He will do well in life, methinnks.

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  5. He's on his way to a bright future I would guess.

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    1. Strayer, I think so. A high achiever at a young age.

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  6. Great achievement for one so young, but not a book I'd buy.

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    1. River, until it dropped to half price, it wasn't a book I would buy either. I wouldn't expect you to be interested.

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  7. Talented young man to write that. Good on him and hope he does well.

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    1. Margaret, it seems like he is doing well. Yeah, he did well.

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  8. His enthusiasm is impressive.
    I was amazed that amidst his busy preparation for graduation, he succeeded in publishing a large history book about trams.
    As a person living in a country without trams, I would love to know its history.

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    1. Himawan, that is what impressed me most. We love our trams here, even if they are empty at the moment.

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  9. Amazingly Handsome Men In That First Shot - Very Impressive

    Cheers

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    1. Padre, he is nice looking and is nicely dressed.

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  10. Interesting. I am surprised a boy in high school could write such a book. Congratulations on choosing aeronautical engineering as a major in college.

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    1. Gigi, yes, essentially a boy when he wrote the book.

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  11. That's quite an undertaking for someone who's still a student. And what an interesting name he has!

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    1. Steve, oh those French. I typed one letter at a time to get his name correct.

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  12. Great photo of you!

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  13. I can absolutely see how this would appeal to you Andrew, enjoy 💜

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