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Chris Carter at Large – Stories from a lifetime in motorcycle racing

Chris Carter

Chris Carter has been a journalist, broadcaster, commentator and friend of the star names of international motorcycle sport for more than 60 years. This book is a wonderful collection of anecdotes –  some tragic, but mostly humorous – documenting a fascinating and unique life spent at the heart of motorcycle sport.

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Tatra - The Legacy of Hans Ledwinka

Ivan Margolius

Models of design excellence, Tatras were highly influential in shaping modern car design concepts and the development of the Volkswagen. This book places Ledwinka in his well-deserved place amongst the great car designers.

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To Boldly Go – Twenty six vehicle designs that dared to be different

Graham Hull

To Boldly Go details 26 sometimes controversial vehicles, from 1911 to present, all solving different design challenges. From the Issigonis Mini that changed design and social mores, to racers so successful they were banned from competition, from cars produced in millions, to one-offs, all created by those marching to the beat of their own drum.

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Mazda Rotary-engined Cars – From Cosmo 110S to RX-8

Marc Cranswick

The complete history of Mazda's rotary engine-powered vehicles, from Cosmo 110S to RX-8. Charting the challenges, sporting triumphs, and critical reactions to a new wave of sports sedans, wagons, sports cars ... and trucks!

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Ducati 916 – Updated & enlarged edition

Ian Falloon

A comprehensive look at the history and development of the 916 Ducati and its 748, 996 and 998 derivatives. Includes the development of the World Superbike racers and the final Testastretta. This updated edition takes the story of the 916 through until its replacement by the 999.

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My Grandad can draw anything – BUT he can’t draw hands!

Neil Sullivan

Grandad can draw anything, except hands, which Granddaughter Chloe finds most amusing, especially when poor Grandad lands himself in a right royal pickle when he is asked to draw The Queen performing her famous 'royal wave.' But Grandad cleverly draws his way out of trouble ... and into Her Majesty's favour.

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Positive thinking for Piglets – A Horace & Nim Story

Chantal Bourgonje

Is anything really possible if you want it badly enough? Little piglet Kay has to learn some frustrating life lessons in this delightful book from the Horace & Nim series.

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Bugatti Type 57 Grand Prix – A Celebration

Neil Max Tomlinson

A comprehensive, radical look at the history and development of the Type 57 Grand Prix Bugattis. New material challenges traditional beliefs about these historic cars, and rejects some long-standing conventions. Myths are explored and truths are revealed in a book celebrating all aspects of these remarkable cars and their creators.

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Ferrari 333 SP

Terry O'Neil

Designed by Ferrari's Mauro Rioli, with British race car designer Tony Southgate, the Ferrari 333 SP contested a variety of sports car championships, both in America and Europe, from the IMSA World Sports Car Championship, to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Lotus 18 – Colin Chapman’s U-turn

Mark J P Whitelock

In 1960, Colin Chapman sought to identify the most straightforward and uncomplicated way of building a Formula 1 car. The result was his first rear-engined design, the trendsetting Lotus 18. This book charts the 18's competition history, from its inception, up to 1966 - via sensational victories over Ferrari at Monaco and the Nurburgring.

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The Adventures of Lily – And the Little Lost Doggie

Laura Hamilton

Doggie is found by Lily, the Golden Retriever, under a hedge. Though apparently unloved, unclaimed, and even bullied while unable to defend himself, Doggie finds his world wonderfully changed by fabulous friends and amazing adventures that take him, with Lily and his new forever family, to Buckingham Palace to be rewarded for helping others.

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The Wandering Wildebeest

Martin Coleman

The annual migration of wildebeest across the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park is a spectacular event. In this amusing and slightly silly story, we learn about the animals' journey as we follow the herd across dry and dusty plains in search of water and lush grass, overcoming dangers on the way.

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Wildlife photography – saving my life one frame at a time

Paul Williams

In this unique book the author shares his experiences as a mental health specialist, and as a sufferer of PTSD. Illustrated with his own stunning wildlife photography that helped him on his journey to recovery, he hopes this book will inspire positivity and wellbeing for all.

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Mercedes-Benz SL – R129 series 1989 to 2001

Brian Long

This detailed and beautifully illustrated book covers the Mercedes-Benz 129-series, which ran from 1989 to 2001. Written by a respected motoring writer, with many years' ownership of the Mercedes SL models behind him, this will no-doubt prove to be the definitive study of the subject. All major markets are looked at, giving a true picture of what was available, where and when. Extensive appendices cover engine specifications, chassis numbers, build numbers, and much more.

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The Real Way Round – 1 year, 1 motorcycle, 1 man, 6 continents, 35 countries, 42,000 miles, 9 oil changes, 3 sets of tyres, and loads more ...

Jonathan Yates

A pictorial diary of a once-in-a-lifetime motorcycle trip across 35 countries on a Yamaha Tenere XT660, and a practical guide to motorcycling round the world - what to do first, what to plan for, and how to cope with the unexpected. Features stunning photography, details of bike modifications, route maps, points of interest, and practical guidance on freighting a bike.

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Dino – The V6 Ferrari

Brian Long

Although not the fastest or the most powerful Ferrari, the beautiful lines of the Dino have inspired generations of enthusiasts. This book covers the full story of the Dino, from Pininfarina concept car to the final production model, illustrated throughout with contemporary material.

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Roads with a View – England’s greatest views and how to find them by road

David Corfield

With the cost of travel soaring higher than a jumbo jet, more and more people are choosing simply to stay put, enjoying what generations of Brits did long before the airliner age - exploring England by road. For such a relatively small country, Britain has some of the nicest views around; our road network - much as we like to moan about it - is actually pretty remarkable, and extends tentacle-like to touch some of the most amazing places. Roads with a View is not just another travel guide. This one has been written by a driver especially for fellow motorists, and provides detailed accounts of the best roads to drive on, and the best places to drive to for that stunning front seat view. With specially drawn maps, stunningly beautiful colour photography from some of the England's finest landscape photographers, and plenty of travel advice on where to eat, where to stay, and what to do, this unique guide lifts the lid on parts of England that are often overlooked. The author has made sure to include information for everyone - driver as well as passengers - as you seek out England's finest landscapes. With advice on where to stay and where to eat, as well as what to do when you get to the view, this really is an invaluable travel guide.

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How to Improve & Modify Your Caravan

Lindsay Porter

This step-by-step, heavily illustrated guide shows the caravan owner and user how he or she can turn their caravan into a perfect and unique holiday retreat. It details the huge range of improvements available and - crucially - how you can apply them to your own caravan. Based on a magazine-article format, this manual is easy to use and will help you create the caravan of your dreams.

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The Porsche 924 Carrera – evolution to excellence

Roy P Smith

The 924 Carrera was a homologation model built to qualify the 924 model to race in Group 4. One of the great supercars of the 1980s, the 924 Carrera was considered by many to have better handling characteristics than Porsche's flagship 911.

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Endurance Racing at Silverstone in the 1970s & 1980s

Chas Parker

This book charts the progress of what became classic events, the Silverstone 6-hour and 1000km races, year-by-year from 1976, through the era of the Group C cars, up to the end of the eighties, with previously unpublished accounts and photographs of each event.

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Mason's Motoring Mayhem – Tony Mason's hectic life in motorsport and television

Tony Mason

A full, frank and hilarious account of Tony Mason's hectic life, from humble beginnings in the Lake District to stardom on television and in motorsport. His story includes his business life, TV mistakes, rallying crashes, appearances on stage and travels to many far-flung places, all packed with laughs along the way.

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Motor Racing at Brands Hatch in the eighties

Chas Parker

The book picks up where Parker's previous volume, Motor Racing at Brands Hatch in the Seventies, left off. It offers a very personal account of visits to the world's busiest motor racing circuit during a decade of excitement and change, both on and off track, in the form of a scrapbook of previously unpublished photographs.

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Letting in the dog – Opening hearts and minds to a deeper understanding

Patricia Blocker

Deals with the fascinating subject of reading canine body language and more, finding the intersection between academic and spiritual - the juncture between hearts and minds. The book explores the intuitive and intellectual sides of communicating with canines, in which space, we build trust and better relationships.

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Indigo Warriors – The Adventure Begins!

Catherine Moore

An exciting action romp, exploring environmental destruction, homelessness, politics, animal welfare, and disability, as six ordinary children battle to promote kindness and compassion over cruelty and greed.

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Confessions of a veterinary nurse – Paws, claws and puppy dog tails

Tracey Ison

Join Tracey on her humorous and bittersweet journey from trainee to fully-qualified veterinary nurse. Filled with love, fluff, laughter and the occasional tear, Tracey's story is a fascinating insight into the hard work and dedication that goes into looking after animals, in sickness and in health.

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Pub2Pub – From the northernmost bar on the planet to the southernmost ... 27,000 miles in a sports car named ‘Kermit’

Ben Coombs

A gloriously British blend of elegance and eccentricity, 'Pub2Pub' is the official account of the longest journey ever made by a British sports car - a 27,000 mile odyssey from the northernmost bar on the planet, to the southernmost, crossing countries, continents and cultures.

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BMW 5 Series

Marc Cranswick

A look at BMW's 5 series in the classic era. Observes model changes and development from 1972, to the end of e39 5 series production. Complete descriptions and pictures of BMW Motorsport cars, plus the exotic tuner specials from Germany. BMW's rise in business internationally is also examined.

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Motor Racing – The Pursuit of Victory 1930-1962

Anthony Carter

Stunning photographs from motor racing history, most previously unpublished, in a book that examines the many facets of Grand Prix racing before the dominance of television. A beautiful look at a fascinating time in motor racing.

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1 1/2-litre Grand Prix Racing 1961-1965

M.J.P. Whitelock

The story of a Grand Prix formula largely overlooked due to the perception that the cars were underpowered and hence unspectacular. This perception ignores the significant technical developments that took place, the domination achieved by British race-car constructors and the rise of British drivers Jim Clark, Graham Hill and John Surtees.

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The Book of the Ducati 750 SS ‘round-case’ 1974

Ian Falloon

Although manufactured for only one year - 1974 - the Ducati 750 Super Sport was immediately touted as a future classic. It was a pioneer motorcycle - expensive and rare, and produced by Ducati's race department to celebrate victory in the 1972 Imola 200 Formula 750 race. Owing to its uniqueness and rarity, the 750 SS has become extremely valuable and desirable, fetching prices beyond the most expensive contemporary Ducati; for Ducatisti, it is the Holy Grail.

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BMW Z-Cars

James Taylor

The complete story of BMW's modern roadsters from Z1 to Z9 is here. All of the qualities that make these cars the favorites for many collectors are defined in detail; and of course, the author includes the Z8 that was featured (or did it star?) in the James Bond film, "The World is Not Enough."

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How to Power Tune Alfa Romeo Twin-Cam Engines

Jim Kartalamakis

Whether for road or track, this text describes the modifications needed to give Alfa's twin-cam engine more muscle. It covers 1300, 1600, 1750, 1800 and 2000 Alfa Romeo in-line, four-cylinder, twin-cam engines (except GTA and Twin Spark).

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Alfa Romeo 155/156/147 Competition Touring Cars – The Cars development and racing history

Peter Collins

Immediately after saving Alfa Romeo, Fiat decided to enter motorsport wholeheartedly as a means of marketing the brand. This book charts its early attempts at this, and comprehensively describes the development and racing history of the first 'Fiat' Alfa Romeo - the 155 - and the subsequent 156 and 147 models.

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