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Not enough about the racing
on 28 September 2014
To say this "May be the best book ever" is to discount an awful lot of other much better books, and to over egg this one somewhat. I love 1950s motor racing but found this autobiography to be a missed opportunity.
The book reads to the effect of: we drove to the race in a Mark VII Jag, got totally legless in the hotel and chatted up some women with Tony Rolt, then came second in the race the next day - but not without a couple of Cognacs to help along the way. Repeat x20. I found this hard to get into and by two-thirds through had lost the will to carry on.
As someone else said, it skins over technical details which a lot of die hard fans would normally like to know about, which just exaggerates the repetitiveness of the Boys Own stories.
I really did want to enjoy this book, but it was very hard. There are many BIOgraphies covering this era which are far better. That said, if your interest is Duncan Hamilton himself then this will probably suffice.