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On the Road: Growing up in Eight Journeys - My Early Years [Kindle Edition]

Richard Hammond
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

ON THE ROAD: GROWING UP IN EIGHT JOURNEYS - MY EARLY YEARS is a new form of autobiography, in which TOP GEAR presenter Richard Hammond tells the story of his early life through a series of significant driving episodes. He's a child in the back seat of Dad's car on the way to the seaside in Weston-Super-Mare. He's on his first bike, a red one, in Solihull, then on his first motorcycle, a Honda MTX50. He's at the wheel of his first car (and in the back with his first girlfriend). He is driving a furniture delivery van as part of his first job in and around Ripon. Now he is showing off with a friend, risking everything.



ON THE ROAD is an emotional road map in which each chapter has its own registration number, and its own distinctive interior. Most importantly, each chapter sets off and arrives. ON THE ROAD surges on to its destination, reversing or moving quickly through the gears, reliving the central episodes and conflicts of Richard's life. Every chapter is a stage in a longer journey. Although there are precious few road-rage monologues against four-wheel drivers and men in vests in white vans, Richard Hammond's readers will quickly recognise the funny self-deprecating and balanced ease that has made him one of Britain's best-loved writers and television presenters.



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Top Gear presenter tells his life story through a series of significant driving episodes, from being on the back seat of his dad's car, to riding a bike, to being at the wheel of his first car. (Fanny Blake WOMAN & HOME)

A sweet, funny, affectionate and easy-to-read memoir, not just for those interested in cars, but for anyone interested in families, growing up, and a life well-lived. (BLACKPOOL GAZETTE)

On the Road is a sweet, affectionate and easy-to-read memoir, not just for those interested in cars but for anyone interested in families, growing up, and in the gentle memories of a life well-lived. (LEICESTER MERCURY)

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Memoir of the early life of TV presenter Richard Hammond, told through eight significant road journeys he has taken.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4403 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; Reprint edition (7 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E5D5S4Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #134,995 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting Top Gear over the last 4 years with Jeremy Clarkson; he also presented Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky 1, Should I Worry About...? on BBC 1 and Time Commanders on BBC 2. His Richard Hammond's 5 O'Clock Show was shown every weekday on ITV1 during January and February 2006, and he is a team captain on the BBC2 quiz show, Petrolheads. He writes a weekly column in The Daily Mirror. His crash whilst filming for Top Gear in September 2006 made him a household name.

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4.0 out of 5 stars On the Road: Growing up in Eight Journeys. 13 Dec. 2013
Format:Hardcover
Fans of Richard Hammond will like this book. In "On the Road...." he takes us back in time to the bicycle he got for his 11th birthday, his first motorbike, first car, first jeep and company car. It's a nostalgic trip down memory lane and is sure to resonate with anyone who remembers the sheer joy of taking possession of their first car.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Every nut & bolt 12 Jan. 2014
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I thought this would be bubbly and entertaining but instead I am finding it disappointing.Why does he need to analyse everything!! He is much more entertaining on Top Gear.I couldn't really recommend it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good in parts 18 Dec. 2013
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A humerous account of Hammonds early life, funny in places but verbose and over written in others, still its far far better than I could do!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a book 25 Dec. 2013
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A brilliant book started reading and could not put it down till finished reading it. Very enjoy able You need to read this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars great buy 11 May 2014
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it was a great read wud recomend to anyone was funny and nice to look into the life of the top gear presenter
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5.0 out of 5 stars For all Richard Hammond fans 12 Jun. 2014
By Linda
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I bought this as a present for my son in law who loves all Richard Hammond books, add it to your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Gift 12 Jan. 2014
By Ming
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This book was a gift for a friend for Christmas. It was well received and I am sure it will be a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 13 Jan. 2014
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Excellent birthday present for my dad, he loves it. It such a good book with many funny stories inside. !
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