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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd (5 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782197737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782197737
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 13.1 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'May be the best book ever' --Chris Evans

'Probably the most humorous motor racing biography ever written' --Automobile Magazine

About the Author

Duncan Hamilton is the author of "The Footballer Who Could Fly," "Immortal," and "Provided You Don't Kiss Me."

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By xenia watson on 23 July 2014
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A great read, I am not interested in cars and racing but it was a wonderful book, I listened to the son being interviewed on Chris Evans breakfast show, this is what persuaded me, it was terribly funny as was the book and fascinating and moving. Highly recommend.
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For the motor racing fan there is much to be learned; about the man; about his contemporaries and about racing conditions of his time. If you are not a motor racing fan but enjoy a good 'belly laugh' and are not self-concious of laughing out loud at what you read, you really must read this book. Beware however if you are not a fan of motor racing because this book could make you into one.
The most delightful book I have read in ages.

Mr Pat Butcher
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By WENDY BARBARA BROOKES on 27 Aug. 2014
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I bought this book for my husband as he has an interest in motor racing. He said it was one of the most enjoyable reads he had ever had so full of humour and great adventures. He has recommended it to several friends.
Chris Evans was right with his enthusiasm for this great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela Hilton on 29 July 2014
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An amazing story. Duncan Hamilton certainly lived a charmed life. Looking back from 2014, the risks taken and the loss of life incurred in post-war motor racing is horrifying by today's standards but the focus and dedication of the men involved is beyond all question. Absolutely fascinating insight to a bygone age. All credit to Chris Evans on Radio 2 for featuring this book on his Friday morning show a couple of weeks ago.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim on 27 July 2014
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Wonderfully warm collection of stories and anecdotes from a golden age of racing. Hardly a literary classic, but gives a very personal and readable insight into the jolly japes and high jinks that accompanied the 50s racers lifestyle - certainly improved my appreciation of why people went racing at a time when danger really meant something!
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A thoroughly entertaining book that captures the spirit of those who'd survived the worst parts of the Second World War and were determined to live life to the full. A must read for anyone who has even a passing interest in 1950's motor racing.
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What a cracking book! I'm not really a tremendous motor racing fan but heard about this book on Chris Evans breakfast show and thought I'd give it a go. It's a great read but I have to say I glazed over a bit at the technical bits. What a fantastic life he had though. Would thoroughly recommend this.
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A wonderfully amusing account of motor racing in the 1950's by one of its truly larger than life characters . Descibes a world of motor sport which will sadly never return . Will delight anyone with a love for , or an interest in , one of motor racings truly golden ages .
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