A Ribbon Of Road In The Moonlight Paperback – 8 Jun 2009
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A ripping yarn for the petrolhead. Its 245 printed pages but wont take long to read, so evocative is its fictional subject; with writing sufficiently compelling for the book to be a non-put-downer. --Southern Car Club Magazine
About the Author
Jenny Pearson developed a career in drama and journalism, before writing on the relationship between psychotherapy and drama. She is a trained counsellor with the WPF and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with AIP. She is married and has two children and two grandchildren.
Top Customer Reviews
Jack Brabham was a long way from car constructor in 1956; he'd only arrived in England the previous year and was just commencing his tenure as a driver at Cooper. And Lotus was barely out of its infancy, hardly a big enough constructor to be courted by a major Japanese tyre manufacturer. Brands Hatch was hardly new in 1956, was not owned by the BRSCC, and the pits were not yet of the "drive through" type (this being true for almost all circuits at the time).
This seems to have been written by a young author who has scant knowledge of the period in which his book is set and has tried to transpose his experience of the contemporary world into days past. That applies to all aspects of the life described; blokes in pubs in 1956 didn't drink pints of lager, nor was canned lager (the plural of which, by the way, is lagers, not lager's) "newly fashionable" at home yet, and back then a team from Essex testing at Brands would think nothing of driving there and back in a day and certainly would not have gone to the expense of staying locally overnight.Read more ›
In this book that tells of a small motor manufacturer and the determination of its owner to build a sports car and assemble a team of mechanics, drivers and financiers with a view to winning one of the most prestigious road races of the era.
Set in the early 1950's it captures the fascination with speed and glamour, much sought after in the post war years.
The characters Michael Pearson has created are alive; you feel you are in their company during their arguments and negotiations.
This novel has been a joy to read. I look forward to others from Michael Pearson.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
More research and understanding of the subject would improve read for motorsport enthusiasts. A light read that keeps you amused.Published on 24 May 2010 by Charles Tilley
Being an avid petrolhead, I was looking forward to reading this book and must confess to being a little disappointed. Read morePublished on 25 Mar. 2010 by D. J. Folland