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The Top Gear Years [Hardcover]

Jeremy Clarkson
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27 Sep 2012

We now know all about the world according to Clarkson. In a series of bestselling books, including How Hard Can It Be? and Round the Bend, Jeremy has revealed it to be a puzzling, frustrating place where all too often the lunatics seem to be running the asylum. But in The Top Gear Years, we get something rather different.

Because ten years ago, at an ex-RAF aerodrome in Surrey, Jeremy and his friends built a world that was rather more to his liking: they called it Top Gear HQ.

And Top Gear is for Jeremy what the jungle is for Tarzan: the perfect place to work and play.

But they didn't stop there. With this corner of Surrey sorted out, Jeremy and the boys decided to have a crack at the rest of the world. With Top Gear Live charging through with the subtlety of a touring heavy rock band and far flung outposts across the globe from North America to China - an empire of petrol-headed upon which the sun never set.

And all along Jeremy was writing about it in Top Gear magazine. Here, collected between hard covers for the first time, are the fruits of his labours: the cars, the hijinx, the pleasure and the pain. Brilliantly written and laugh out loud funny, The Top Gear Years is Clarkson at his pithy, provocative, hilarious best.

Praise for Jeremy Clarkson:

'Very funny . . . I cracked up laughing on the tube' Evening Standard

Jeremy Clarkson began his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun, the Sunday Times, the Rochdale Observer, the Wolverhampton Express & Star, all of the Associated Kent Newspapers and Lincolnshire Life. Today he is the tallest person working in British television.



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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph (27 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718176855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718176853
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jeremy Clarkson began his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun, the Sunday Times, the Rochdale Observer, the Wolverhampton Express & Star, all of the Associated Kent Newspapers and Lincolnshire Life. Today he is the tallest person working in British television.

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Very funny . . . I cracked up laughing on the tube (Evening Standard) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jeremy Clarkson began his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun, the Sunday Times, the Rochdale Observer, the Wolverhampton Express & Star, all of the Associated Kent Newspapers and Lincolnshire Life. Today he is the tallest person working in British television.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Top Gear Years 16 Nov 2012
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It was the fourth Jeremy Clarkson book that I have read. The book was interesting and funny at the same time. I liked the way each chapter started with the car of the year and talked about the car throughout the chapter but also included the top five albums and movies of the year. I look forward to reading the next book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff! 12 Nov 2012
By MT
Format:Hardcover
I hadn't read any of Clarkson's columns before, and found this fantastically entertaining and interesting, really recommend it, great light hearted diversion that's very much appreciated these days!
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new here! 30 Sep 2012
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Like the first reviewer I was expecting a book about his time at Top Gear but sadly a few pages in you get this note "The contents of this book first appeared in Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear magazine column between 1993 and 2011." Very disappointing.
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not What I was Expecting 25 Sep 2012
By Tozzy
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Sad to say, as a Top Gear and Clarkson fan, this book didn't meet my expectations. I thought that all the years of Jeremy making money from having his old Telegraph columns printed as books was over and that we were getting something different this year...and we kind of are, but instead of the Telegraph columns, it's the Top Gear magazine columns. In fact the only newly written thing in it is Jeremy's introduction.

In the description it says 'And all along Jeremy was writing about it all. Here, collected between hard covers for the first time, are the fruits of his labours'. To me, this sounded like Jeremy had actually done like Hammond and actually written about a particular filming shoot or Top Gear live as it was happening. But no, it isn't, and whilst reading some columns from the 90s may be rather interesting, there's very little that makes me 'Ooh'. Some are just about a car themselves and Top Gear doesn't even get mentioned.

I never though I'd rate a Clarkson book so low but as far as I'm concerned, the description is misleading. If you love any column he writes, then you'll be happy with this, but if you wanted a proper in depth book about making the show, no such luck.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Carkson 25 July 2013
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Oh the shame..he was so against Volvo in those days..and now he sings their praises...then came diesels,,,and he changed his mind...electric cars next? Toyota Prius? At least he admitted these articles may no longer represent his current opinion.
Usual humour with random connections..
First articles so old they were written before his kids arrived.
If only I could get passed the thought that we are paying for recycled material and that they don't represent his truth anymore.
Perhaps the book should be under fiction?
Still enjoyed it though
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Clarkson.... 15 May 2013
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Typical Clarkson read, fun, interesting, insightful and (in places!) Bigoted too. Regardless of whether you like him or not (and I do), its a great read, laugh out loud funny in places and a pure escape from daily drudgery. Fantastic!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 9 April 2013
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Great read, if you like any other Jeremy Clarkson books, you will enjoy this one just as much. . .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost got it wrong 6 Feb 2013
Format:Hardcover
After reading the blurb and the first reviews here I thought, "I won't buy this. I expected to get some background info on Top Gear, and this isn't it."

Then I downloaded the reading sample to my Kindle when I was down with the flu and needed something that would make me laugh, and that's something Jeremy has always managed to do. And I was not disappointed. On the contrary: This book has helped me get better, because it's such fun to read.

Okay, the blurb's a bit misleading, but if you read the sample and the reviews here, you know what you're going to get. On second thought, I didn't want all that background info on Top Gear anyway, because it might spoil the fun. Have you tried re-watching your favourite TV series from your teens? Way to kill your memories. You see all the stuff you didn't see back then, when ignorance was bliss. Do you really want to KNOW who the Stig is? To me, the question is much more intriguing than the answer.

Like PG Wodehouse's books, Jeremy's columns are great medicine and should be available prescription free. And they are. Thank you!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent, as ever.
Published 6 days ago by MR AND MRS MORRIS
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but was hoping for more of a behind the scenes of Top Gear
I understand this is a collection of rantings / columns from the Top Gear magazine but I was hoping there would be more insight into the show particularly since the change of... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Adam Bradbury
4.0 out of 5 stars The truth according to JC
very entertaining and funny the observations of a middle aged man like myself. speaks his mind with no holding back.
Published 11 days ago by Paul Garnham
3.0 out of 5 stars rehash?
Some new stuff here, but a lot you have read/heard before.
Published 11 days ago by Mr. C. J. Lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
typical clarkson very funny and cleverly written
Published 28 days ago by Keith R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amusing and informative.
You either love him or hate him,we love him in this household,very funny,if you need cheering up watch all his DVD's.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Susan C. Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Clarkson
Taken from his articles in Top Gear magaine over the years. Each 'year' has a not at the start of the chapter about the car of the year and the top selling films and songs. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nick Brett
5.0 out of 5 stars i am JERERMY CLARKSON
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK............IN THE WORLD
POWWWWWWWWWWWERRRRRRRRRRR
on a more serious note i like the endless metaphors and how jerermy clarkson is a idiot
Published 2 months ago by Roger Sharland
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarkson The Top Gear Years
I enjoy watching every episode of Top Gear, even though sometimes they can be a bit over the top, so I thought this might be a good read.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs L M Newstead
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Got this book for Christmas,very true to Jeremy , enjoyable and funny, a must read if you like top gear.
Published 6 months ago by Beverley Gardiner
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