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Morris Minor: The Biography - Sixty Years of Britain's Favourite Car Hardcover – 1 Oct 2008

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press; First Edition edition (1 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845133781
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845133788
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.7 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 582,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`Packed with riveting MM information and anecdotes, this is the story of a remarkable product of British engineering, a gripping sliver of social history and above all a wonderful love story. What could be better?'
-- Daily Mail, November 7, 2008

Synopsis

The split screen, the indicators poking up like perspex orange fingers, the notoriously rust-prone floors, the pootling exhaust note...just some of the much-loved characteristics of the Morris Minor or Morris 1000. Designed by Sir Alec Issigonis back in 1948, in a sense it was Britain's answer to the Beetle - a bulbous little creation that was also Britain's first mass-appeal car. Between then and 1972 when production belatedly ceased some 1.6 million were built. There were variants like the Morris Traveller (timber-framed estate car) and the Morris Million (painted pink), while the convertible was another popular choice. For thousands of 'newly-marrieds', or penurious students, it was their first car. It was also the kind of car in which the district nurse did her rounds.In 2008, it is 60 years old, and Martin Wainwright (who proposed to his wife over the gear stick of a Morris Minor) gives us a quirky and fascinating history of this quintessentially British car.

You'll find everything from the post-70s vogue for restoring and rebuilding Morris Minors (several garages still exist to do just that), to the alarming habit of their bonnets to open at speed and entirely obscure your vision, their unreliable trunnions, and not to mention the esoteric photo exhibition some years ago devoted to abandoned Morris Minors on the West Coast of Ireland.2008 is the sixtieth anniversary of the Morris Minor. This book is in the successful genre of "Spitfire: the Biography" and "The Bus We Loved on the Routemaster". It is a perfect Christmas gift book. Morris Minor Owners Club has 14,500 members. It is written by the author of "The Guardian Book of April Fool's Day" and "Wainwright: the Biography".

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