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Another hit from Shire Library
on 12 October 2012
Shire Library, are in my opinion the "Masters of Nostalgia" - they consistently produce high quality and well illustrated books about many aspects of life from bygone eras. This recently published book about Family Cars of the 1970s maintains that tradition and is well written and illustrated, mostly in colour.
Although short (around 70 pages), this book recalls cars from both the UK and abroad that, if you are in your 40s/50s, your Dad may have owned - examples include; the Triumph Dolomite/Toledo, Austin Maxi/Allegro, Renault 12/16, Ford Escort/Cortina/Fiesta and, some more obscure examples, such as the Saab 96 and Simca 1100. These icons are vividly recalled using text, photographs and reproductions of the original manufacturer's adverts. The book also includes some of the motoring accessories of the time such as Denovo run flat tyres and Piranha electronic ignition.
If you are looking for a light read and a fix of 1970s motoring nostalgia then this well produced book is a worthy investment. Recommended.