In 1998, Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey published Amelia Earhart's Daughter, followed in 2003 by Stephanie Nolan's Promised the Moon
and Martha Ackmann's The Mercury 13.
It was the same across the West Midlands where traditionally managed businesses, especially in engineering, felt compelled to join the revolution and invest in ventures which promised the moon
and stars but seldom possessed enough business sense to lift it off the ground.
Most districts have been burned not just once but several times by special education software packages that promised the moon
but ultimately didn't deliver, confirms Sam Dempsey, division director exceptional children programs, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Schools.
Alan Wilkins, the branch secretary, said: "It is expected that 40percent of those voting on May 5 will be pensioners and we are being promised the moon
and the stars.
MOTORMOUTH Uruguayan Juan Ramon Carrasco promised the moon
when he took over as manager of the winners of two of the first four World Cups.
Students may be promised the moon
by coaches seeking to improve their roster, only to receive a summary rejection by the Admissions office.
But there remain countless other important reforms on which the prime minister has promised the moon
but delivered nothing.