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Re: Book Promotion

Postby jcochrane » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:43 am

Published in 1980 (I think it was) The AA Book of Driving. Good read from what I can remember.

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Re: Book Promotion

Postby Horse » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:58 am

jcochrane wrote:Published in 1980 (I think it was) The AA Book of Driving. Good read from what I can remember.


Actually, that's reminded me of one I have. Is it a large paperback, heavily-illustrated, with a black and white 'smashed glass' design on the cover? If so, yes, very good.
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Re: Book Promotion

Postby Horse » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:59 am

Gareth wrote:
Horse wrote:Put it into context: what else was available in 1988?

Blue was a good edition of Roadcraft but as to what else was available, "High-Performance Driving for You", "Prevent or Punish" and "Putting My Foot Down" ;-)


TBH, hadn't seen those then, not seen or heard of them until now.
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Re: Book Promotion

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:05 am

HPDFY is good - written by Tom Wisdom, [one of the] founder[s] of the HPC course.
Putting My Foot Down is amusing, but not really a reference work
not heard of Prevent or Punish - John, do you mean this?:

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Re: Book Promotion

Postby Gareth » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:28 am

there is only the road, nothing but the road ...

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Re: Book Promotion

Postby Horse » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:41 am

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Re: Book Promotion

Postby Gareth » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Also available on AbeBooks, Amazon, and eBay, mostly cheaper.
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Re: Book Promotion

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:28 pm

Abebooks is the platform of choice usually. Most of the eBay items are on AB as well.
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Re: Book Promotion

Postby kfae8959 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:14 pm

As people probably know already, AbeBooks was taken over by Amazon some time ago.

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Re: Book Promotion

Postby fungus » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:03 pm

J J Leeming was a highways engineer for Oxfordshire C C until 1946, when he became, IIAC, Chief Highways Engineer for Dorset. His book, Road Accidents Prevent or Punish, has been mentioned by the late Paul Smith on his Safe Speed website with excerpts from the book posted on the website.

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