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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, I am not interested in cars and ...
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.
Published 8 months ago by xenia watson

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3.0 out of 5 stars A clear picture of motor racing of the era with a clear picture of racing for fun not money
Any interest in Hamilton, Le Man's or Jaguar will be rewarded. A clear picture of motor racing of the era with a clear picture of racing for fun not money. Some great stories. Well worth a read.
Published 4 months ago by John Coppin


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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, I am not interested in cars and ..., 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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5.0 out of 5 stars If you are not a motor racing fan but enjoy a good 'belly laugh' and are not self-concious of ..., 24 Sept. 2014
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous read !, 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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4.0 out of 5 stars An amazing story. Duncan Hamilton certainly lived a charmed life, 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully warm collection of stories and anecdotes from a golden ..., 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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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great read but I have to say I glazed over ..., 28 July 2014
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars very good indeed, 15 Mar. 2015
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I downloaded this book prior to my holiday and now sat on my balcony in Grenada as I write. Possibly the best book I have ever read and what an inspiration he was. It certainly was an era that we will never see again and only hints can be gained at such wonderful places as Goodwood and Silverstone historics etc. Ironically I have just seen on line that Hamilton has just won the Australian GP, although very pleased for him I had a wry smile and a desire to step in a time machine and go back 65 years! Interestingly though I searched Tony Rolt and came across an article where he strongly disputed the drinking story pre 53 LeMans, perhaps a touch of artistic licence has been used but none the less....Mr Hamilton.....I salute you sir and know your up there having one big party with the boys!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... that captures the spirit of those who'd survived the worst parts of the Second World War and were determined ..., 20 Aug. 2014
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Amusing, 1 Dec. 2014
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars What a ripping good yarn!, 21 July 2014
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Boy's Own stuff if ever I read it. What a character. I was fortunate enough to live in the next village (Lightwater) to Duncan Hamilton's car emporium and often stood admiring the cars from the window. Oh to have a spare million! One day....
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