Author(s): Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson knows there's more to life than cars. There is, after all, a whole world out there just waiting to be discovered. So, before he gets on with the job in hand, he'd like to take some time out to consider the bigger picture. Don't worry, he'll get on to the car bit eventually, but before he does, there's time to learn about: why Galapagos tortoises are all mental; France, reduced to the size of a small coconut; why Jeremy Paxman and the bass guitarist of AC/DC aren't so very different; and the problems of being English and God's most stupid creation. And then there's the cars: whether it's the poxiest little runabout or an exotic, firebreathing supercar, anything on four wheels is approached without fear or favour. What emerges from the ashes is not always pretty. But it is, invariably, very, very funny. First publishd 2007.
2010. Reprint. A fine, as new copy.
Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Play.com Popular Non-fiction Award 2008.
Jeremy Clarkson began his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun, the Sunday Times, the Rochdale Observer, the Wolverhampton Express and Star, all of the associated Kent Newspapers, and Lincolnshire Life. Today he is the tallest person working in British television.